A Year of Prayers by Jack Bartlett

By Jack Bartlett

The 365 poems during this assortment, one for each day of the yr, are a trip via prayer. the target of the poems is to function an accompaniment to prayer, silently, within the kind of a verse. The preliminary proposal of those writings was once from the Psalms, yet there's referenced fabric during the Scriptures, in addition to occasions that happened in background and within the author's way of life. With just a couple of exceptions, the prayer/poems usually are not date particular, denomination particular, or maybe particular to the writer basically, yet to every body. The poems converse of matters comparable to religion, demise, nature, freedom, love, attractiveness, and historical past. each one poem is meant as a way to stand by itself, autonomous of the others. those poems are exact in that they're prayers first, poems moment, and will be thought of day-by-day devotions, non secular meditations, or as a source for pastors of all Christian denominations. they're written so they may be "crossover" poetry, and will be beautiful to secular tastes to boot.

The enormous job of penning this many poems introduced the author's recognition to prayer itself, and to the character of creative expression, which can't be compelled, yet needs to come of its personal. The succeeding "visitations" of the information or inspirations gave cause to think that, no longer strangely, the writer had support from the very ONE being written to, and about.

"At a going-away celebration years in the past, Jack Bartlett gave me a gift--a folder of his poems, loved items of his middle and brain tying these components of his being with these of mine. After many, many steps in our pilgrimage, he now bargains simply this sort of reward to others. In those prayer-poems his phrases carry for us what his center and brain recognize of affection, peace, and grace--and a God who catches up all our hearts and minds in loving embrace."
--L. Wayne Bryan
Executive Minister, Retired
South Carolina Christian motion Council

"A magazine 'launched' on the author, written normally in solitude, the place he unearths himself 'like a iciness foot with no sock,' day-by-day, inside of his Texas cabin, in a canoe, or trundling even though autumn woods, Bartlett's 'A yr of Prayers' heralds his shape-shifting Lord as 'the maestro of majestic cohesion.' His radiant verses usually echo the playfulness of G. M. Hopkins, the surprising center jolts of Reynolds fee, and the fierce, psalmic inquisitions and jubilations of King David. 12 months of luminous tanagers and hummingbird wings, 'pink moon seasons' and 'hemlock canopies,' nursing houses and Roman villas, infantrymen and youngsters, DNA and melanoma, fireplace ants and catfish, paintings and tune, his personal blindness and visionary ecstasies, the deaths of his mom and dad and births of grandchildren; all visible as presents, on his 'peaceful or tumultuous trip' at the 'trail for your love'--encountering God."
--Brent Funderburk
Professor of Art
Mississippi kingdom University

Jack Bartlett is a Professor Emeritus of Mississippi country collage. He has one e-book of poetry released, colours, released in 2001. he's additionally a painter of landscapes and the typical world.

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