“The philosopher George Santayana once defined prayer as, ‘poetry believed in.’ The phrase struck the right balance. The prayer I sought had to be creative and credible. Poetry without belief is empty; belief without poetry is tepid. These poems remind us of a personal past that informs the present, inspires the future and points to the reality of Godliness in time that is hidden in space, place and things. These poems interrupt the impersonal flow of time and ceremonies to remind us that we are more than atoms and molecules.
We are the light and language of God.” —Harold M. Schulweis, from “Enkindling the Imagination of Poetry,” Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis: From Prose to Poetry