Light at the Torn Horizon by Paul Murray, OP
Praise, wrote Rainer Maria Rilke, is the great task of the poet. In the face of “deadly and monstrous things,” whether in stillness or in turbulence, the poet's response remains the same: “I praise.”
Light at the Torn Horizon, the fifth collection of original poetry from Fr. Paul Murray, reifies Rilke’s insight with a series of meditations overflowing with spiritual awareness and attention. Like a passing summer thunderstorm, Murray’s verses are fleeting yet full of life, by turns dancing playfully on the wind and flashing with pain and longing. And whether gazing at the mundane or the sublime, he guides the reader ever deeper into the mystery of God—the hidden, invisible, inscrutable God permeating all things—and man’s canticle of praise.