Smoothing the path

Sunday, December 10

Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6

I cherish the vision of what could have been a great moment in American poetry. One day my American literature professor told our class about Emily Dickinson, the quiet and reclusive woman who was satisfied to live in a circumscribed world in Amherst, Massachusetts. Then he told us about Walt Whitman, the wild man of American poetry whose energy and sensuality and wide experience of the human condition were dramatically different from Emily Dickinson’s.

 

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