Poetry as a Spiritual Practice

“Poetry may make us a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate, for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves,” so wrote T.S. Eliot. This worship service will focus upon naming and claiming our feelings through our own poetic words and the poetic words of others as a spiritual practice, that is, as a recognition of our inner feelings as expressions of who we really are.

Our in-person services take place in the sanctuary at JCSVV. This week’s service was recorded and is now available for viewing on our YouTube channel using this link.

A list of our poetry readings is displayed below.

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