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HTS Theological Studies

On-line version ISSN 2072-8050
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Abstract

VOS, Cas J.A.. On poetry: entering heaven through the ear of a raindrop: an ars poetical reading. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2009, vol.65, n.1. ISSN 2072-8050.

This article investigates the uniqueness of poetry. Special attention is given to the ars poetica of the poetry of Cas Vos. Other poems are also discussed. The binding force of metaphors in poetry is considered. The essence and expressiveness of poetry are explained through several different poems. The end of the journey of poetry is concluded with a sonnet by Robert Pinsky.

Keywords : poetry; ars poetica; religion and poetry; metaphor; inspiration.

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