Poetry about Humanity and Religion

Each poem below was written for a class I took, each based on the poems of different literary figures like George Herbert, William Wordsworth, John Donne, and Christina Rosetti. Poetry Composition’s Inspired by George Herbert’s Poem “Prayer I” (link: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44371/prayer-i) Prayer: the appearance of Peace, the humble bow,The Spirit descending below as the mouth speaks,OneContinue reading “Poetry about Humanity and Religion”

A Loving Yet Just Christ

An LDS Perspective on understanding Sufi Mystic Jalal al-Din Rumi’s Poem, ‘What Jesus Runs Away From’. ‘What Jesus Runs Away From’ is a poem written by a Sufi mystic named Jalal al-Din Rumi. In The Essential Rumi, a book filled with Rumi’s poems and translated by Coleman Barks, I was struck by many of theContinue reading “A Loving Yet Just Christ”

Crusades for Wealth and Power

How the great Christian ‘Holy Wars’ were less like the wars for religion than traditional Western history has painted them as. Traditional history taught that the Crusades were ‘holy’ wars where followers of the Christian God fought against followers of Muhammad’s Allah: that it was a push to take the ‘Holy Land’ for God insteadContinue reading “Crusades for Wealth and Power”