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THE PRAYER IN THE POEM

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Prayer has the capacity to transform. After praying, I am no longer the same person I was when I began. I've changed myself, even in some small way. For me, prayer is mostly about what I don't know. It helps me to look in those places I try to avoid: it helps me be more comfortabe in them, and to work on what I find there. Like prayer, poetry also has the capacity to transform. The poet John Keats wrote of negative capacity, the state "when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason." Perhaps that's why prayer and poety have to much in common. It's difficult to be in a place of uncertainty and mystery. Okay, it's truly terrifying, which is why prayer can be so difficult for some. Poetry can give us a sense of wonder and amazement, as well as transform us. Some poems won't let you be the same person you were after you've finished reading or writing them. Truly good poety can show a sense of wonder and amazement, as well as tranform us. Some poems won't let you be the same person you were after you've finished reading or writing them. Writing poetry, like praying can let you face fears and uncertainties from a safe place. The uncertainty of uncertainty; because uncertainty is where we will spend most of our lives. Fear and how it affects every part of our lives; how the heart closes up in anticipation to protect itself. Prayer is how I work on myself. Poetry is how I express myself. Both of them help me to turn inward and explore myself and to return changed, however, slightly, for the better.

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Posted on Aug 08, 2006 at 07:13 PM Like Reply / Add Comments Quote Report
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Posted on Aug 30, 2006 at 09:22 AM Like Reply / Add Comments Quote Report
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YES, you're right,like you mentioned: "Truly good poety can show a sense of wonder and amazement, as well as tranform us." Bless you!

Posted on Aug 30, 2006 at 09:00 AM Like Reply / Add Comments Quote Report
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I love poem too. you loks really Junoesque. I think you must have a lot of friends adore you.

Posted on Aug 28, 2006 at 11:12 AM Like Reply / Add Comments Quote Report