Saturday, May 16, 2009

Songs of Praise?

I chose this illustration because it looks religious and secular at the same time. I am an agnostic.But I had an intensely religious upbringing and I did enjoy the poetry and theatre that went with religion.

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Psalms are the richest poetry.
Responses resonate with me.
Amen is a word that ends and closes;
In it a wealth of peace reposes.
Songs of Praise lift up the hearts.
Evensong....... the quietness starts. 
Testaments tell many a story.
Heaven! Promise of endless glory!
Easter, Christmas, special dates
Lent, as the world for Easter waits.
Old habits are quite hard to break;
Religion, though, is hard to take.
Despite the lure of songs and psalms, I am impervious to its charms!

Another view of religion here:


Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

very good blog, congratulations
regard from Reus Catalonia Spain
thank you

Darlene said...

You voiced my sentiments beautifully, Brenda,

Diligent Daydreamer said...

I liked this poem you sumed up a lot of the things that people notice when growing up with religion

Pagan Sphinx said...

Well done! That illustration is perfect. As a (mostly) agnostic myself (if that makes any sense), I understand your viewpoint on the illustration.

Regards from Massachusetts,
Pagan Sphinx

Amias said...

I am always amazed at what you come up with ... I truly enjoyed this.

Maggie said...

I heard the song being sung in this piece.

Kat said...

A cute praise of the Lord
and a cute tangent hit at the end, by an agnostic..!!!