Coincidentally, I’ve written 6 new poems over the last few weeks. I had planned to write only one poem, but it started to go in a different direction. I knew that I had to write another. Then another. And another.
What started out as a single poem about my recent faith crisis has morphed into a series. So far, I have just 6, but I plan to write a few more exploring various aspects of faith crisis, especially in a Mormon context.
Anyhow, I wanted to share what I’ve written so far, so here they are (with a brief summary of each). Keep in mind that I typically like to use a lot of symbolism, some of it subtle and some of it obvious. See if you can find all the symbols I’ve used.
The Dying Fire
The Dying Fire is a poem that explores my faith history up until the policy change last November. It’s fitting that it was the first poem because it sets the stage for the others.
As Years Crawl By
As Years Crawl By highlights the parallel between erosion and faith crisis.
Confrication compares faith crisis with the idea of friction, and Newton’s third law of motion.
Flying to Space
Flying to Space illustrates the struggle of desiring to and trying to live in two worlds.
Familiar Dance delves into the idea of finding good in what is typically seen as bad, and vice versa.
Fall of the Mountain
Fall of the Mountain was inspired by a recent temple experience (well, my four most recent temple experiences).
Let me know what you think in the comments below. Don’t forget to include your thoughts on the symbolism I used.