Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Francis of Assisi Poems

Sometimes when I'm looking at poetry I come across poems that are similar to my own. Today I found a poet named Jennifer Atkinson who has poems surrounding Saint Francis of Assisi: Canticle of the Rain, Canticle of Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio, and possibly Canticle of the Abbey. I love how Canticle of Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio has a folk song quality to it. Poetry is supposed to have a musical quality to it, but I so rarely see that anymore that sometimes I think modern poets have forgotten it.
I've been working on poems inspired by saints. I've spent the last few years doing academic work on saints, so I guess it's only natural I would eventually find them as fodder for poems.

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