Every Poem Must Be About God

In writing class, Gail said that an English teacher once said, "Every good poem is about God."

Alice, immediately piped up, "I don't know about that."

Surprisingly, everybody could see what the English teacher was saying.  God is transcendent.  So should a poem be. It should lift us up.  A poem can be about something boring, a mundane thing, etc., but the poet's language expression should bring you to see more than something boring or mundane.

life / hills and valleys

fence posts / tall straight towers of strength

spider / charism of a spinner

Do I need to elaborate more?


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