Pain as Poetry

little boy cryingKristi recommended this book, and so I read it.

Rev. Schulz perfectly articulates in his book the very reason a blog like this exists:

My life is lived in the genre of lamentation…

Lament isn’t an inarticulate wail. Lament notices details, images, and relationships. Pain can become poetry. Poetry is our most personal use of words. It is our way of entering deeply into the experience and bringing beauty out of it.

Lament is deeply private, but it can also be deeply public…Lament keeps us connected with reality, and with the deepest of all realities: God. (Schulz, 117-8)

Thank you, dear readers, for reading our laments, poetic or not, and for sharing your own with us.