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OUT OF MY MIND – “In Praise of Poetry” – 22nd April

IN PRAISE OF POETRY Saturday evening (18th) we were treated to a feast of great poetry as Sheila Rosen read to us a selection of poems from her recently published book “Silence –the breaking of it”.   Sheila shared her God given ability to take words and craft them into lines and phrases that caused us to see and feel the larger world – that world that lies beyond what we can see and touch.   If poetry achieves anything it should always deliver us from the limited ways we tend to see things and respond to our world.   It was the German poet Goethe who once wrote:-   “A person should hear a little music, read a little poetry every day of their lives in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”   If you happen to look in the back cover of your hymnbook you will discover a hymn that was written by Sheila Rosen. “Be glad and hope in Christ the King”. She writes “Be glad and treasure Christ the Lord,”

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