By Jack Bartlett
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."
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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A Year of Prayers by Jack Bartlett