ONE OF THE most well-known passages in the Bibleaand, perhaps, in all of literatureais the thirteenth chapter of St. Paulas first letter to the Corinthians, often called the alove chapter.a In it, Paul extols the qualities of love and ends his writing by stating, aAnd 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 examplesaescape and Lovers and Other Strangersaof 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 Bacheloras degree in Russian, I also give you ? ?????????? ????????????, with its translation on the following page. I recently took one of those online quizzes about awhat type of writer are you?a My results said that, aYou write because you feel a deeper calling to the work, and because you want to explore the soul element of life. Youare 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 youait is a written prayer.a And to that I can say only, aAmen.aThe 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|