Friday, May 12, 2017

A saint for our times …

… Papal Poetics - The Catholic Thing. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

 JPII was a real poet. He never devoted enough time to poetry to become a world-class one, to be sure. But there are moments in his work when you glimpse that he had authentic talent (in his plays as well) that might have developed into something powerful if life and the history of the twentieth century hadn’t carried him off to other matters.
What is quoted reminds me a bit of Dag Hammarskjold's Markings, the first book I ever reviewed professionally.

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