Poet of Heaven & Earth
His Thoughts Are Not Our Thoughts, Nor His Words
by David Lyle Jeffrey
My God, my God, thou art a direct God, may I not say a literal God, a God that would be understood literally and according to the plain sense of all that thou sayest? But thou art also (Lord, I intend it to thy glory, and let no profane misinterpreter abuse it to thy diminution), thou art a figurative, a metaphorical God too. . . ." So John Donne, poet and poetical preacher par excellence, addresses God in one of his intimate (yet published) . . .