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The poetry of God

I greatly appreciated the wide variety of perspectives in your March issue on the nature of the Divine. As a Friend, I have long been curious about the dialogue we have among us about the mysterious experience that some of us call “God” and some of us prefer to simply call the “Light” or to allow to be nameless. When the dialogue is focused on sharing experience, it can never become argument. Only when it resorts to opinion or the error of thinking that language can ever adequately describe or finalize the phenomenon we are attempting to describe🔒

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Maryhelen Snyder is a member of Langley Hill (Va.) Meeting. The quotes are from memorized poems, so that often she cannot recall the source; but most of the quotes from Rainer Maria Rilke can be found in Stephen Mitchell’s translations gathered in his book Be Ahead of All Parting.


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