Meditation / Daily Prayer, & Poetry Library

With how things are today, I think these are challenging days for many of us. However, more so than ever, I believe it is important for Christians (respectfully One Church) to follow the Bible’s directive to dedicate time to be in worship, prayer, and or observing God and our Savior Lord, Jesus Christ in some meaningful way every day. Whenever it works for you, do it. Many do this already, so they continue their discipline and practice, but I think this daily time/observance really does help in so many different ways. “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil. For you are with me God, your rod and your staff, they comfort me and protect me…”

These pictures I downloaded from the media library on wordpress, so I take no credit for this art! The remainder of the blog is my art, however, with the few exceptions.


Hesiod — Theogony
Plato — Ion and The Republic
Aristotle — The Poetics
Horace — Ars Poetica and Epistle to Pisos
Sappho — Dances for Flute & Thunder
Pindar — Pindar’s Epinician Odes
Shakespeare —  Midsummer’s Night Dream
Ben Jonson — Timber & Discoveries
John Milton — Paradise Lost
William Blake
Alexander Pope —”Essay on Criticism”
Samuel Johnson — Lives of English Poets
William Wordsworth — Lyrical Ballads
Percy Shelley, Shelley’s “Poetry and Prose,” Norton Critical Edition
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Robert Pinsky, The Sound of Poetry
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Samuel T. Coleridge — Biographia Literaria
John Keats — Letters
Ralph Waldo Emerson — The Poet
Edgar Allen Poe — The Poetic Principle
Charles Baudelaire — Les Fleurs du Mal
Walt Whitman — Leaves of Grass
Matthew Arnonld—The Study of Poetry
Paul Valery — On literary technique
William B. Yeats – The Poetry of Symbolism
Ezra pound — The Serious Artist
Gulliaume Apollinaire- New Spirit & Poets
W.H. Auden — Making, Knowing, & Judging
T.S. Eliot –
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Donald Hall Claims for Poetry

William Wordsworth
Emily Dickinson
Marianne More
William Carlos Williams
Ben Jonson
John Donne

E.E. Cummings
Theodore Roethke
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Robert Frost
Galway Kinnell
Federico Garcia Lorca
Robert Browning

Pablo Neruda
Sir Walter Ralegh
Rattle Bag, Anthology
The Norton Anthology Modern & Contemporary
A Poets Guide, Mary Kinzie

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