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 type of a verse. The preliminary concept of those writings was once from the Psalms, yet there's referenced fabric through the Scriptures, in addition to occasions that happened in background and within the author's everyday life. With just a couple of exceptions, the prayer/poems will not be date particular, denomination particular, or maybe particular to the writer purely, yet to every person. The poems communicate of matters akin to religion, demise, nature, freedom, love, good looks, and heritage. every one poem is meant with a view to stand by itself, self reliant of the others. those poems are designated 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 in order that they may be "crossover" poetry, and will be appealing to secular tastes to boot.
The enormous job of penning this many poems introduced the author's realization to prayer itself, and to the character of inventive expression, which can't be compelled, 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 aid 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 components of his being with these of mine. After many, many steps in our pilgrimage, he now deals simply this kind of reward 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 most of the time in solitude, the place he reveals himself 'like a iciness foot with no sock,' day-by-day, within his Texas cabin, in a canoe, or trundling although 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 cost, 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, infantrymen and kids, DNA and melanoma, hearth ants and catfish, paintings 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 experience' at the 'trail on your love'--encountering God."
Professor of Art
Mississippi nation University
Jack Bartlett is a Professor Emeritus of Mississippi kingdom college. He has one e-book of poetry released, colours, released in 2001. he's additionally a painter of landscapes and the ordinary world.