Amazing Grace - A Spiritual Autobiography
A well-known and much loved Hymn, Amazing Grace is not just another song, but a wonderful poem with deep meaning and insight.It is also the spiritual autobiography of a notorious seafarer.
America's First Poet - Anne Bradstreet
The first American poet was born in England but made a name for herself as a poet in what would later become the United States, after sailing here in 1630.
Charlotte Elliott – Poet and Hymn Writer
Charlotte Elliott, the English poet and hymn writer, wrote the world famous hymn Just As I Am. But she was not always a devout Christian!
Henry David Thoreau - Sometimes a Poetaster
The self-effacing remark that he was “sometimes a Poetaster” no doubt sheds some light on Thoreau’s reputation as a poet—that attitude coupled with the fact that he did write fewer poems than essays.
Lift Every Voice and Sing
James Weldon Johnson´s hymn that became the African American National Anthem.
Paramahansa Yogananda’s “Leave Thy Vow of Silence
In Paramahansa Yogananda’s “Leave Thy Vow of Silence,” the speaker/devotee desperately pleads with God to reveal Himself. The devotee has cried a sea of tears and yet the Lord has remained aloof.
Rabindranath Tagore´s "The Golden Boat"
A poem that demonstrates Tagore´s versatility, as he writes in a rather different style from his usual spiritually deep theme.
Teasdale’s Legacy of Spiritual Joy
Poet Sara Teasdale’s poem, “Joy,” exudes a wondrous spirituality that one might expect only from a God-realized saint.
Walt Whitman’s American Miracles
The poet Walt Whitman paid tribute to his native land in many poems. He was fascinated and inspired by the character of his country, and he celebrated that character in most of his writings, both poetry and prose. His poem, “Miracles,” further extends his praise and love for his native land.
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