The Poetry of John Paul II
Roman Triptych Meditations. You'll see a whole new side of Pope John Paul II when you read his poetry. These are the only three poems written and published during John Paul II's pontificate. In the first poem, "The Stream," the pope revels in the wonder and beauty of the natural world. In the second poem, the Sistine Chapel becomes the background for reflection on his own mortality. Finally, the third poem is a reflection on sacrifice and the love of God for humanity. The book contains pages of the poems in the Pope's own handwriting, even two with words and sentences crossed out. The poetry is beautiful but simple: "How amazing is Your silence in everything in all that on every side unveils the world of creation about us ..." This book is a treasure. Hardcover, 40 pages.