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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 thought of those writings used to be from the Psalms, yet there's referenced fabric through the Scriptures, in addition to occasions that happened in background and within the author's everyday life. With just a couple of exceptions, the prayer/poems are usually not date particular, denomination particular, or maybe particular to the writer basically, yet to every body. The poems communicate of matters similar to religion, loss of life, nature, freedom, love, attractiveness, and heritage. each one poem is meant on the way to stand by itself, self reliant of the others. those poems are distinct 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 in order that they may be "crossover" poetry, and will be appealing to secular tastes besides.

The enormous activity of penning this many poems introduced the author's consciousness to prayer itself, and to the character of inventive expression, which can't be pressured, yet needs to come of its personal. The succeeding "visitations" of the information or inspirations gave cause to think that, now not strangely, the writer had support from the very ONE being written to, and about.

"At a going-away social gathering years in the past, Jack Bartlett gave me a gift--a folder of his poems, loved items of his center and brain tying these components of his being with these of mine. After many, many steps in our pilgrimage, he now deals simply this kind of reward to others. In those prayer-poems his phrases carry for us what his center and brain understand 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 ordinarily in solitude, the place he reveals himself 'like a wintry weather foot and not using a sock,' day-by-day, within his Texas cabin, in a canoe, or trundling although 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 rate, 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, squaddies and kids, DNA and melanoma, hearth ants and catfish, paintings and track, 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 nation University

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

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