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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Liturgical Verse Lectio divina is a spiritual practice but for the purposes of this forum it could be classified as a poetic genre. As such it is a poet's response in verse to something he/she has read aloud and meditated upon. This genre invites the poet to frame the response in whatever manner they wish. The spiritual practice of lectio divina - Latin for "holy or sacred reading" is an extension of haga - a prayerful Jewish meditation of chanted scripture. In ancient times when scripture was not readily available to all, holy men would gather to
Tinker posted a topic in Spanish VerseExplore the Craft of Writing Poetry Spanish Verse Glosa or Glose, (to gloss or comment on) also called Retruécano (play on words) is a commentary or expansion on words usually written by another. This poetic tool or technique is used by many forms including free verse. However there are two specific forms , a formal fixed verse form and a stylized strophic verse that are referred to as "Glosa". A thematic statement known as la cabeza, (the head), mote (motto) or text, usually begins the poem and the poet then expands upon each line of that statement in the body of the poem. The mote is
Path to Stillness "Be still and know I am God." Psalms 46:10 Framed by glossy leaves dipped in Merlot, the corolla curves like the flounce at the bottom of a prom gown. And from the sculpted flutters, edged with a brush of crimson, shadows and swells wash from mustard to pale sunshine. A smear of red stains the back of one imperfect petal as if a pricked finger had reached out and stroked its buttery surface. At the hub golden nubs spread open releasing a gentle sweetness in invitation to the stillness I seek. Flutterby R