LeAnne Martin
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Beauty and the Beholder

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Shakespeare

On Saturday, we went to see A Midsummer Night's Dream with some friends. What a delight! It's been years since I studied Shakespeare, but it doesn't matter. The actors make the lines understandable by tone of voice and body language so even if you don't catch specifics, you understand the gist of what they're saying. The costumes and props at Georgia Shakespeare Company are always clever and the clown characters are hilarious. We laughed and laughed through the final scenes and have been repeating favorite lines to each other ever since.

At dinner afterward, my friend talked about the beauty of language, the gorgeous flow of Shakespeare's poetry over the audience. It made me think about what I've been reading in Luci Shaw's book about language and poetry and about the meditation on scripture that I've been doing. I want to fill the well, a term used by creativity book author Vinita Hampton Wright, with images from scripture so that when I write, the beauty of language, which God Himself created, flows over my audience as well.

Do you have favorite passages from a book, a poem, or scripture that flow over you? Please share it in a comment.

2 comments:

Brenda Leyland said...

Oh my! I loved your posting. I love the part where you talk about filling the well with images from scripture so that when you write, the beauty of language, which God Himself created, flows over my audience as well.

WOW!!!!! I'm make note of that for myself. Thank you.

Been busy so haven't been doing much with blogging these days. I'm always uplifted when I visit your site. Blessings!

LeAnne Benfield Martin said...

Thank you, Brenda. I'm always uplifted when I get your comments!

LeAnne

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