During the late seventies and early eighties, I read, admired, and thought about the writings of C.S. Lewis. This was a time when I was about halfway between my Christian upbringing in the deep South to my present condition (who-knows-what?).
So now I look back at C.S. Lewis with a twinge of nostalgia. He represents that earlier period of my religious innocence turning into naive inquiry.
Anyway, poetry is sort of my religion nowadays I guess, and I just came across a C.S. Lewis quote that knocked my socks off:
The poet is not a man who asks me to look at him; he is a man who says ‘look at that’ and points.
|1898 - 1963|