By Jack Bartlett
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, no longer unusually, the writer had support from the very ONE being written to, and about.
"At a going-away occasion years in the past, Jack Bartlett gave me a gift--a folder of his poems, loved 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 deals simply the sort of present to others. In those prayer-poems his phrases carry for us what his center and brain be aware of 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 traditionally in solitude, the place he unearths himself 'like a wintry weather foot and not using a sock,' day-by-day, within 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 surprising center 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 kids, DNA and melanoma, hearth ants and catfish, artwork and tune, his personal blindness and visionary ecstasies, the deaths of his mom and dad and births of grandchildren; all visible as presents, on his 'peaceful or tumultuous trip' at the 'trail for your love'--encountering God."
Professor of Art
Mississippi nation University
Jack Bartlett is a Professor Emeritus of Mississippi kingdom collage. He has one e-book of poetry released, colours, released in 2001. he's additionally a painter of landscapes and the normal world.
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