How Still The Songbird Lies: Losers Of Heart And Soul

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The poems in How Still the Songbird Lies avoid the purely subjective by relating startling or thought-provoking happenings in daily life that take place visually. The poems do not arise from a desire to state a particular viewpoint or message, nor do they attempt to advance doctrine. They describe unexpected events that convince one of the presence of the spiritual. Because poetry utilizes many devices, it seems the best way to relay such experiences. Poetry may be referred to as a gift by which understanding mysteriously advances. To create through effort or research does not result in poetic expression. Poetry is a spontaneous response that employs analogy rather than analysis. It is a combination of event and verbalization, rhythm and harmony. Its gift is joy rather than pride, enriching the heart and soul. The Holy Scriptures, the accounts of Christ, and the writings of the Saints are the measure of the validity of the spiritual (1John 4:1-2) The poet offers these poems in a time when commerce and government routinely remove spiritual and moral elements from human experience, resulting in a loss of values, family ties, and the exalting spirit. Materialism soils life and presently visits tragic circumstances upon our people

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His life changed by a startling vision of Christ in childhood, followed by a vivid dream picturing the fall of civilization, the author's early practice of prayer eventually led to the acceptance of a call to the ministry, and marriage. Service in the ministry proved both trying and rewarding, but ended after forty years for physical health reasons. During his years of service he was puzzled by frequent spiritual experiences. When unable to continue, he experienced a call to write about such experiences using poetic devices to express harmony and mystery. At times-though not Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox-he seemed to experience incidents from the lives of martyred saints. His poems took form as the recording of experiences rather than attempting to persuade readers of a doctrine or a particular point of view. The poems preserve the mystery and conviction of a deeper existence. The challenges of his profession and the many questions in his spiritual quest led him to continued studies: A.B. in Literature, Franklin & Marshall CollegeM.Div., Union theological Seminary in VAS.T.M., Lutheran Theological Seminary, GettysburgD.Min., McCormick Theological Seminary, ChicagoGraduate studies at the State University of New York, CortlandSummer term studies at Mansfield College, Oxford University, EnglandFamily Therapy The author has come to believe that the spiritual is affirmed by experience and institution. Society is ill advised to neglect the spiritual lessons of Protestant, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Jewish teachings-traditions which have long blessed our nation. He is alarmed to witness the loss of soul and spirit as well as the neglect of expression in traditional poetry. The dying of faith is more often seen in our public life than the gift of its communication. Poetry affords the treasures of knowing one's inner self and sacred identity.

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