CXLVII

Wordsworth wrote an endless poem in blank verse on” the growth of a poet’s mind.”  I shall attempt a more modest feat for a more distracted age: a blog, “Things which a Lifetime of Trying to Be a Poet has Taught Me.”

There are all kinds of ways to generate poetic structure and content.  Some of them count more than others.

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COUNTING POEM

One Person, two natures, three Persons, one God;

Four Gospels, four portraits, one Person—it’s odd.

Five wounds on one body; six days and then one,

Morning and night since the world was begun.

The stars of the sky and the sands of the sea:

Twelve tribes, one people, redeemed and set free.

Sixty-six books, forty men, many ages,

But only one message in all of its pages:

One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one

Way to the Father in Heaven: the Son.

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Remember: for more poetry like this, go to https://lanternhollow.wordpress.com/store/ and order Stars Through the Clouds! Also look for Inklings of Reality and Reflections from Plato’s Cave, Williams’ newest books from Lantern Hollow Press: Evangelical essays in pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.  And look for Williams’ very latest book, Deeper Magic: The Theology behind the Writings of C. S. Lewis, due out Sept. 1, 2016, from Square Halo Books!

Donald T. Williams

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About gandalf30598

Theologian, philosopher, poet, and critic; minister of the Gospel who makes his living by teaching medieval and renaissance literature; dual citizen of Narnia and Middle Earth.

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