Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Dean Powery on How Our Lives Can Be Poetic

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In his latest Chronicle column, Chapel Dean Luke Powery muses on how people's lives can be a kind of poem.

"We can be poetic and not use words, if what we take in, we live out; if what we believe, we embody; and, if what we digest, we serve," he writes. "If our thinking and acting are integrated, then this is the poetry of integrity. This is the integrative life, a state of being whole and undivided as a person when our creeds match our deeds."

"Poets make meaning with their lives, not just lines. Poets are doers...," he says. "This poetry in motion can be beautiful when we care for orphans, widows, refugees and those who are most vulnerable among us."

Read the column.