Lori's Poetry, Bible Studies, Paintings and Stories.
The art of writing is a gift from God. It takes a special talent to be able to transfer your thoughts into words that other people enjoy reading. In order to express strong feelings adequately it often helps if you have experienced some pain in your life. Without the darkness in our lives we couldn't see the beauty of the light.
this wondrous, mystic Art arise,
of printing Speech, and speaking to the Eyes,
that we, by tracing magic Lines are
taught how both to Colour
and embody Thought?
Writing poetry is like giving birth. Sometimes it takes months for the seed to germinate in your head until its ready to be born; you cannot control when it will appear; you cannot force it before its time, and you cannot stop it once it decides to arrive. Sometimes the birth is painful, but it only hurts for a little while. The end result is a beautiful new creation for all your efforts.
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can
comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we
ourselves have received from God" (2 Corinthians 1:3,4).
An English teacher once told me:
Show your spirit, your heart, and your brain.
Force the reader to experience what you've been through.
Help them to hear what you heard,
Help them to see what you saw
Help them to experience your senses.
Truth is better than facts.
t's your story, write it the way you feel.
Dig to the depths of your soul until it hurts.
Get your feeling down on paper.
Write as if you're never going to show it to anyone else.
You can always take it out later.
Most of the poetry on this page reflects those ideals above and also the one below.
"The persons and the nations who commonly excel in poetry are those whose character and tastes render them least dependent upon the applause or sympathy or concurrence of the world in general."(John Stuart Mill)
Besides writing poetry I have also enjoyed in-depth Bible studies like What Day of the Week was Christ Crucified? and Do all Infants Go to Heaven? I used to be a worship leader with my guitar for one of Calvary Chapel's family bible studies and have written many praise songs. I have also painted several paintings as a landscape artist in oils. I'm also a a web designer
I hope you will be blessed by reading these poems and other writings as much as I have been blessed by writing them, from the humorous to the heart grabbers.