As I prayed, I thought about the tile from Ireland, sent by my friend, Jeanne. I thought of the tile that sits beside my desk, where I can see it, daily. I thought of the tile that had me chewing on words and meanings.
All poetry is prayer, Beckett wrote. Were my prayers poetry? As I drove through the rain to Maine, were the prayers I said poetry?
be with my daughter
until I can stand by her side.
Momma, be with her -
let her feel your presence -
Calm any fears she may have.
guide me to the hospital safely.
Thank you, God for all my blessings.
Poetry, by definition, is a "rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts; verse." My thoughts were definitely elevated! Given that, they were a form of poetry.
But, what of the meaning of prayer? Do prayer and poetr…