Poets rejoice! In the new Pope’s first homily he has quoted a poet! What a wise choice for the Pontiff. After all, poets see the world through clear vision and truly understand the human heart:
- Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley
- Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
- Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
One of the Pope’s favorite poets, it seems, is Léon Bloy (1846-1917). I’ve been looking but have yet to find a poem by Bloy. So if you readers know any of his poems, please let me know. After all, the Pope was inspired by him. To read more about the Pope and this Poet read my post here.
- This post is tongue-in-cheek though I am indeed looking for any poems by Bloy.
- If you want to read more quotes by poets about poetry, see my post here