poetry

December 20, 2018

Poems are nearer to prayers than to stories, but in poetry there is no one behind the language being prayed to. It is the language itself which has to hear and acknowledge. For the religious poet, the Word is the first attribute of God. In all poetry words are a presence before they are a means of communication.

John Berger
My Heart, Brief as Photos

Half Roundel

November 1, 2018

Now is November;
In night uneasy
Nothing I say.
I make no prayer.
Save us from water
That washes us away.

W. S. Merwin

Self explanatory

November 25, 2015

pissedoffcurse

Prayer

August 23, 2015