Saturday, September 3, 2011

What Brings You Joy?

What Brings You Joy? - A Poem

At a recent meeting, the speaker asked each of us to each answer the provocative and unexpected question: "What brings you joy?" Knowing the group was a fairly liberal mix, I found myself tongue-tied, afraid my heart-felt reply about God and faith might be perceived as just another "right-wing conservative Christian tea-bagger extremist." That IS the kind of response Christians often elicit on discussion boards and in the media these days, no matter how innocuous our statements. Here is what was going on in my head.

Read my poem at: What Brings You Joy? - Associated Content from Yahoo! 

More Christian poetry:

Flowers of Heaven: One Thousand Years of Christian VerseA Treasury of Christian Poetry: 700 Inspiring & Beloved PoemsThe New Oxford Book of Christian Verse 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Patricia Alice Albrecht - Poet

I went to a poetry reading by Patricia Alice Albrecht last week at Nashville's Scarritt-Bennett University. Her poetry is very much influenced by her Catholic upbringing. It is quite spiritual although what I heard at her reading was not 100% overtly Christian. One of my favorites was "Do You Feel Me, God?"

If anyone remembers the old "Jem & The Holograms" TV cartoon, Patricia Alice Albrecht provided some of the voices for that show as well as quite a few others.

The 1st article is about her meeting tonight and the 2nd is about her poetry reading last week -- I should have posted it sooner, but it slipped my mind:

Jem & The Holograms' Pizzazz Patricia Alice Albrecht to speak at doll club

Patricia Alice Albrecht -- the Voice of Pizzazz 
Patricia Alice Albrecht, best-known as the voice of Pizzazz on the 1980s animated television program Jem & The Holograms, has just announced she will be the special guest speaker at the September 1...

Meet Jem & The Holograms' Pizzazz -- Patricia Alice Albrecht

Patricia Alice Albrecht -- the Voice of Pizzazz As mentioned in Jem & The Holograms: Hasbro doll line & TV series, the Jem line of dolls was launched by Hasbro in 1985 and became a popular animated television series during the...