By Jack Bartlett
The huge activity of scripting this many poems introduced the author's cognizance to prayer itself, and to the character of creative 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, 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, adored 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 bargains simply one of these reward to others. In those prayer-poems his phrases carry for us what his center and brain comprehend 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 writer, 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 even though autumn woods, Bartlett's 'A 12 months 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 expense, 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 youngsters, DNA and melanoma, hearth ants and catfish, paintings and song, his personal blindness and visionary ecstasies, the deaths of his mom and dad and births of grandchildren; all obvious as presents, on his 'peaceful or tumultuous experience' at the 'trail on your love'--encountering God."
Professor of Art
Mississippi kingdom University
Jack Bartlett is a Professor Emeritus of Mississippi kingdom collage. He has one ebook of poetry released, shades, released in 2001. he's additionally a painter of landscapes and the common world.
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