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On poetry – entering heaven through the ear of a raindrop: An ars poetical reading

Cas J.A. Vos
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 65, No 1 | a165 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v65i1.165 | © 2009 Cas J.A. Vos | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 April 2009 | Published: 06 August 2009

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Cas J.A. Vos, University of South Africa, South Africa

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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.


poetry; ars poetica; religion and poetry; metaphor; inspiration


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