From the Jan/Feb, 2017 issue of Touchstone
poetry christianity education The World in a Grain of Sand by Bret J. Saunders


The World in a Grain of Sand

Bret J. Saunders on the Importance of Poetry in Christian Education & Life

In a time of down-to-earth economic and political concerns, hardly anything seems less worthwhile than poetry. Poetry is the business of introspective twenty-somethings living in their parents' basements; or perhaps it is mostly the business of snobby academics and obscure journals. Poetry seems purposely vague and narcissistic. Why would any sane person squander as much time as poets do on a single image, verse, or line—sometimes even a single word? Perhaps poets, especially modern ones, are in fact not sane; or maybe they w . . .

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