Sunday, May 2, 2010

Thought for the Day

Poetry is not a prettification of life; poetry is life, a way of articulating the marvelous union of soul and body, spirit and matter. In true poetry the word becomes flesh. In a thing made of words is the spirit of God. The poet's way is a way of connecting heaven and earth, spirit and matter, one human being and another, human beings and nature, a human being with her or his self. And all this connecting is done through images made of words.
~ Murray Bodo, O.F.M.

Information about Murray Bodo and his writings may be found in an earlier post, accessible here.


Kathleen Overby said...

The poet's way....

M.L. Gallagher said...

Maureen, your wisdom and generosity have deepend my appreciation and wonder of the poetic words you share of yourself and of others.

Thank you!

n. davis rosback said...