Sunday, April 12, 2009
Christ has Risen! He has Risen indeed! View the loveliest poem I have read this century, by Gerard Van Der Luen.
Christ has Risen! He has Risen indeed!
For awhile I have been contemplating the difficulties of producing beautiful poetry in the 21st century, when our daily existence is so full of man-made things which are ugly compared to the natural beauty that surrounded earlier generations of poets. My typical day sees cell phones, televisions and computer screens -- hears digital beeps and blips and tones -- far more often than it sees the beauty of creation and the natural world. And yet poetry must be reflective of the world in which it is created, if it is to be more than a trip down memory lane into an imagined past (a past which had its own share of ugliness and poverty of wonder).
On this beautiful day of Our Lord's Resurrection, I invite you to view this stunning work of language and image:
Climbout on an Easter Sunday
The author is apparently a pilot. Thanks to The Anchoress for linking to this lovely Easter poem.