MY POEM ‘SHANTI’ HAS BEEN PUBLISHED BY BELOVED RHETORICA QUARTERLY JOURNAL.

My ekphrastic poem SHANTI has been published by my departmental journal RHETORICA QUARTERLY. It is of course inspired by the painting titled PEACE by Marian Spore Bush which I feel reflects Indian myths of Shiva and the idea of life and death with intensity.

So this particular work springs from my own interpretation and hopefully all readers will find it to be resonant too.

I also reserve pride and joy for this departmental journal has completed a full year and a half since its inception in 2020. Even amidst the pandemic, the team continued to provide impetus for all literary minds and their eclectic vision. So kudos to them.
 
I feel particularly proud as an alumnus of the department to have many of my poems find a home here. It always is homecoming in that manner.

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The poem in its entirety.

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3 thoughts on “MY POEM ‘SHANTI’ HAS BEEN PUBLISHED BY BELOVED RHETORICA QUARTERLY JOURNAL.

  1. It’s an exquisite poem, P.J. Easily can see why it was published.

    You wrote:

    “Look at the bird’s pain
    as he beholds,
    on the Lands of God,
    The Creator of the Universe.”

    What I heard and what I now speak is:

    “Look at the Spirit of the Dove’s pain, Jesus Christ on the Cross,
    as He beholds our sins,
    as the Lamb of God,
    The Creator of the Universe.”

    You wrote:

    “Some say he is the son,
    the child
    caught in the whirlpool of the life stream,
    that has left only his visage
    on this surface.”

    What I heard and what I now speak is:

    “Many say He is the Son, Jesus Christ,
    the Child
    caught in the whirlpool of the life stream,
    “When You said, ‘Seek My Face,’ My heart said to You, ‘Your Face, LORD, I will seek” (Psalm 27:8)
    on this surface of this fallen world.”

    Hope it’s okay what you wrote AND what I heard and what I now speak (BOTH).

    Love and blessings always, your dear “huckleberry friend,”
    Timothy (or Mr. T or Comrade T or BOTH)

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