Thursday, April 14, 2011
I also enjoyed essays by Philip Yancey on art, work about Flannery O-Connor's fiction, and some great poems by Philip Levine, Billy Collins, and, always one of my favorite poets, Richard Wilbur.
Anyone wanting to be more "spiritual" can't go wrong with this collection (in the broadest sense). This is the kind of book I might read on the back deck at first light, a cup of coffee in hand, bird song lifting in the air, a breeze cutting the trees. These collections are always thought-provoking, and prayer-provoking . . . and I might even abandon the book to take a walk in the woods.
Lots of good "spiritual" stuff this time of year. Redbuds. Flowing creek. Daffodils. Becky and I even made a campfire last night and necked for awhile. We also saw our first mosquito. I killed it. Is this spiritual? Guess so, since I'm not a Buddhist. But I may have killed somebody's uncle.
Posted by Todd Outcalt at 5:55 AM