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Made Beautiful by Use
by Sean Horlor
"What should we believe in "? Tough, gritty, innovative. In "Made Beautiful by Use ," Sean Horlor tackles issues of belief by questioning whether it's possible for anyone to be conscious, compassionate, and ethical in a twenty-first-century world. Whether it is St. Joan before the walls of Orleans or St. George returning to the world as George W. Bush, here are some of the ...more
Paperback, 69 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Signature Editions
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I like the message of these poems that faith is not found in the inside of a place of worship, in a prayer or meditation, in some ethereal realm. Rather faith is manifest in the concrete, the everyday, the experience of seeing, touching, etc. That's more in line with my lived experience, more to my liking than any other definition around. Faith is gritty, urban, modern. And, as the first line of the first poem says, "What we see shapes our imagining." Not every poem works for me, but I understan ...more