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By Jack Bartlett

The 365 poems during this assortment, one for each day of the yr, are a trip via prayer. the target of the poems is to function an accompaniment to prayer, silently, within the kind of a verse. The preliminary thought of those writings was once from the Psalms, yet there's referenced fabric through the Scriptures, in addition to occasions that happened in heritage and within the author's lifestyle. With just a couple of exceptions, the prayer/poems are usually not date particular, denomination particular, or perhaps particular to the writer merely, yet to every person. The poems communicate of topics comparable to religion, loss of life, nature, freedom, love, good looks, and heritage. every one poem is meant with a purpose to stand by itself, self sustaining of the others. those poems are distinct in that they're prayers first, poems moment, and will be thought of day-by-day devotions, non secular meditations, or as a source for pastors of all Christian denominations. they're written so they may be "crossover" poetry, and will be appealing to secular tastes to boot.

The enormous activity of penning this many poems introduced the author's consciousness to prayer itself, and to the character of inventive expression, which can't be pressured, yet needs to come of its personal. The succeeding "visitations" of the tips or inspirations gave cause to think that, now not unusually, 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 middle and brain tying these elements of his being with these of mine. After many, many steps in our pilgrimage, he now deals simply this type of reward to others. In those prayer-poems his phrases carry for us what his center and brain recognize 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 in most cases in solitude, the place he unearths himself 'like a iciness foot and not using a sock,' day-by-day, inside of his Texas cabin, in a canoe, or trundling notwithstanding autumn woods, Bartlett's 'A yr 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 stunning middle jolts of Reynolds fee, and the fierce, psalmic inquisitions and jubilations of King David. twelve months of luminous tanagers and hummingbird wings, 'pink moon seasons' and 'hemlock canopies,' nursing houses and Roman villas, squaddies and youngsters, DNA and melanoma, fireplace ants and catfish, artwork and tune, his personal blindness and visionary ecstasies, the deaths of his mom and dad and births of grandchildren; all noticeable as presents, on his 'peaceful or tumultuous experience' at the 'trail on your love'--encountering God."
--Brent Funderburk
Professor of Art
Mississippi nation University

Jack Bartlett is a Professor Emeritus of Mississippi country college. He has one publication of poetry released, shades, released in 2001. he's additionally a painter of landscapes and the average world.

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