Often quoted, but rarely interviewed, Mary Oliver is one of our greatest and most beloved poets. She’s just released a new volume, Felicity, at the age of 80. And so we’re revisiting the interview she granted us earlier this year on the wisdom of the world, the salvation of poetry, and the life behind her writing. (the interview link)
I was more moved by phrase: “the salvation of poetry” than by the entire article! It spoke to me on a very spiritual level.
The Psalms, Song of Solomon, even Proverbs are similarly — pieces of poetry scattered throughout the bible.
There are very few actual verses relating to the word “poetry” but I did find one that was appropriate (the other was on the act of war). Acts 17:28 For in him we live and move and are! As one of your own poets says it, ‘We are the sons of God.’