Whether you love poetry or haven't read it since school, The Splash of Words will help you rediscover poetrys power to startle, challenge and reframe your vision.
Like throwing a pebble into water, a poem causes a splash of words whose ripples can transform the way we see the world, ourselves and God. Through thirty selected poems, from the fourteenth century to the present day, Mark Oakley explores poetrys power to stir our settled ways of viewing the world and faith, shift our perceptions and even transform who we are.
Mark Oakley is Canon Chancellor of St Pauls Cathedral, London, and is well known for his interest in poetry and the arts. He is a regular columnist for the Church Times and The Tablet and frequently broadcasts on BBC Radio 4.
'This beautiful and wise meditation centred around Mark Oakleys anthology of the soul language of poetry opens new windows in the shared house of both poetry and belief.'
A very moving book, opening all kinds of doors into a more compassionate, more truthful understanding.
'A wonderful exposition of the relationship between faith, poetry and struggle.'