Celebrating Life’s Nitty-Gritty

Over at Good Letters, Peggy Rosenthal looks at the poetry of Brazilian poet Adelia Prado:

I would like to feel, with Prado, that everything — yes everything — is beautiful, is holy, because it is God’s creation. Oh, I say I believe this, and I do believe it. But do I truly live it?

I whine when the weather is chilly and grey day after day.

I mash ants to death on my kitchen counter instead of listening to them.

I walk to the other side of the street when I see coming a neighbor who bores me. (Oh, dear. Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.)

Read the whole thing here.


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