Easter Egg and other poems of faith, hope, & love

Easter Egg and other poems of faith, hope, & love

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ONE OF THE most well-known passages in the Biblea€”and, perhaps, in all of literaturea€”is the thirteenth chapter of St. Paula€™s first letter to the Corinthians, often called the a€œlove chapter.a€ In it, Paul extols the qualities of love and ends his writing by stating, a€œAnd these three abide: faith, hope, and love.a€ These three virtues have guided me during my days on this earth: ? A faith that draws me daily to admit my inadequacies and to ask for the grace to live a life worthy of His calling ? A hope that continuously compels me to be a stronger person, a brighter light, a better writer ? A deep and abiding love for God, my family, my friends I have tried to express these virtues in the poems I share with you here. The majority of my poems do not rhyme. Instead, I like to build a rhythm in my writing by how I break each line in a verse so that your eye is constantly yearning for the next word. For something different, I have included two examplesa€”escape and Lovers and Other Strangersa€”of concrete poetry, a form developed in the 1950s in which the physical shape of the words on the page adds as much meaning to the poem as the words themselves. And with a nod to my Bachelora€™s degree in Russian, I also give you ? ?????????? ????????????, with its translation on the following page. I recently took one of those online quizzes about a€œwhat type of writer are you?a€ My results said that, a€œYou write because you feel a deeper calling to the work, and because you want to explore the soul element of life. Youa€™re not shy of adding a moral to the story and most want to reach readers who will understand your unique view on life. Writing is more than just putting words on paper for youa€”it is a written prayer.a€ And to that I can say only, a€œAmen.a€The light from that lone star filled the earthas it bounced off your wings and splintered into all the colors of the rainbow; and music, yes music, what glorious music reached those shepherdsa#39; ears. For now your Lord and Master had come, yesanbsp;...

Title:Easter Egg and other poems of faith, hope, & love
Author:Daniel W Pannebaker
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2014-07-29


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