Sunday, June 04, 2006

Colourful Images and Tranquilities and Broken Tranquilities

 I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as tree
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast
A tree that looks at God all day /and lifts her leafy arms to pray

Nothing will ever overshadow these images for us, no matter how profound a study we make of these epochs. Colourful images are the supreme expressions of the noblest human emotions; it is some of love and friendship, of awareness of the infinite value of life and courageous acceptance of its transitoriness, bitter losses and trials. Colorful images are small masterpieces and that they are so many that one simply cannot give preference to one over the other. All the images that appear in poetry are as equally as important.

The tranquilities and broken tranquilities are well expressed in the Bible; especially in the wisdom literature all most all the books of Bible are in its poetical style. E.g. Job, Psalms, proverbs etc. the broken tranquilities of Job fill our imagination, Psalms are souls of our Christian poetry and proverb is an inseparable part of our mentality and of our very life. Tranquilities as well as broken tranquilities must follow you and me. For they show the meaning of life and they clear the way. Sorrow, suffering death is but expressions, occasions and victories of love. So the Christian poetry today embraces all sorts of tranquilities and broken tranquilities that give way to the meaning of existence. For the cruel age of our planet is not yet cover and it may be that cruelty is more refined today than it was in Christ’s time. So broken tranquility occupies a place in Christian poetry.


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