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Faith, George Herbert, Poetry, writing -

George Herbert, one of the 17th century’s fine poets, came to mind today.  I recalled his poem “The Altar”, an experimental and spiritually rich arrangement of words.  Like Donne, who was a good friend of Herbert’s mother, Herbert played with impossibilities and surprised with metaphysical conceits.  I’m pulling from my own archives some poempictures I’ve done over the years, and feel inspired and inclined to build them into my writing life again.  Herbert, no doubt, is a giant whose shoulders any poet writing in the Christian tradition, stands upon (especially if that poet is fiddling with visual poetry). “The Altar” is one...

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