Our parish has added poetry classes in our artistic and spiritual search for faith and meaning. We are finishing our second series of four classes learning about various forms of poetry. More importantly, learning about and feeling our own experiences. We hold up our disappointments and insights to the light of one another’s lives, admitting our vulnerable hearts. I experience in our classes the profound struggles of ordinary people and the deep faith that gets us all through life. What joy. What hope.
Here is a poem by John Goddard, a new student of poetry.