Please do check out my guest post on God and Suffering over at Tanya’s blog. Tanya very kindly asked me to write something on God and suffering and so I decided to write a poem called “Through my eyes”. I would love to know your thoughts on it.
I love writing poetry. But I often forget that I love poetry because I go through a desert land of writing. Today however, I was reminded by a tweet from Tanya saying “because the world needs good poets” that I really enjoy writing poetry.
Writing poetry is a lot of fun and for me a opportunity to express my thoughts in a different way. It comes from loving words and sounds of words. For me to write poetry I like to hear how words sound together, how the tone is, how they shape the rest of the poem and how they bring to mind images and places.
“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.”
― Robert Frost
I like to read poetry as well. My favourite poets are Sylvia Plath, William Blake, William Yates and T.S.Eliot. I love poems that use imagery and can capture the audience, sucking them into the place and emotion the author is talking about.
“The night sky is only a sort of carbon paper,
Blueblack, with the much-poked periods of stars
Letting in the light, peephole after peephole—
A bonewhite light, like death, behind all things.”
— Sylvia Plath (Selected Poems)
It’s a shame that we don’t tend to read or write much poetry now. It’s not a common medium we use to communicate. But Tanya is right, the world needs poets, to write poetry and read poetry because it’s a lot of fun!
What are your favourite poems/poets?
Looking around the Web, what do I see?
Well here are some good blog posts that I have come across -
Single god, non-smoker, seeks attractive creation with good sense of humour…
Imagine for a moment that you are God. I’m sure you’ve done it before. Now think: would you in your divine wisdom and power ever want to create a universe, and if so, why? Because you feel lonely and want some friends? Because you like being pampered and want some servants? It is one of the profoundest questions to ask: if there is a God, why is there anything else? Why the universe? Why us? Why might God decide to have a creation?
“As a society, we know how to process the ‘acute’: the emergencies, the tragedies. But we can’t handle the chronic; the non-fatal, ongoing, wearying, unsolvable illnesses. We don’t have the language, the categories, the ‘narratives’ to talk about it. We don’t know how to react to the person incapacitated for years with back pain, those housebound with M.E., the depression patient who doesn’t respond to treatment. We don’t know whether we’re looking at a potential ‘tragedy’ case or ‘victory’ case, and it makes us suspicious and confused.”
“Some people have an irenic tone and serpentine wisdom. I have a nasal tone and bark like a dog. Blogging suits me like that. I’ve had the same strap-line since the beginning and it really has been the conviction that’s driven me: “Jesus is the Word of God.””
Welcome to 2012 collection of Webs. We are back! And there are lots of new things on the web that I would like to draw your attention to. Firstly welcome to Tanya for joining the blogsphere! Her blog is here. Please do check it out as she writes about the bible, emotions, illness and life.
Second new blog I would like to share with you is my Relay worker Bryony’s blog all on CS Lewis. She is reading through the works of CS Lewis and she is blogging her thoughts! Here Blog is here.
And to start the new year well why not start with some laughs. Here are some funny pictures:
Need help with cooking soup?
Feeding a cat early in the morning: