Friday, December 17, 2010

Poetry has an immediate effect on the mind. 
The simple act of reading poetry 
alters thought patterns and the shuttle of the breath. 
Poetry induces trance. 
Its words are chant. Its rhythms are drum beats. 
Its images become the icons 
of the inner eye. 
Poetry is more than a description 
of the sacred experience; 
it carries the experience itself.

~ Ivan M. Granger