“So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.”
right through to the 22-chapter poem known as The Revelation of Jesus Christ.
I would like to encourage you to also spend time with more recent poetry. The Kingdom Poets blog is designed to help introduce you to a wide variety of poets who effectively communicate spiritual truths. Here you’ll be able to discover the poets whose work is most meaningful to you — whose style speaks most effectively to you. Every Monday you’ll be able to read of another poet. When you find one you particularly like, post a comment and buy a book by that poet.
By reading poetry you’ve never read before, you will develop the
sensitivity that enables you to be a more insightful reader of scripture.
Who are the poets that I suggest you read? Follow the link and find out. I think you’ll be surprised at how wide and rich and deep the tradition is — and how poets from various times and of different styles can speak to you.
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D.S. Martin is Music Critic for Christian Week. He is the award-winning author of the poetry collections Poiema (Wipf & Stock) and So The Moon Would Not Be Swallowed (Rubicon Press). They are both available at: www.dsmartin.ca