Sing to the King! – Poetic responses to the Scriptures – by Jean Sietzema-Dickson
Paperback: 82 pages
Publisher: Poetica Christi Press (2001)
Trim size: 210 x 148 mm
“It is a pleasure to find in Jean Sietzema’s poems in this collection so many which are good poems through their natural logical strength. In each of the sections here there are poems that I would like to have written. Again and again I found myself reading particular ones aloud to my wife. They beg to be read, and to be heard. Poems such as ‘Glory be’, ‘Sing to the King’, and ‘The Earthbound’, are made to be sung as hymns. Other draw on Old Testament sources for their inspiration as narratives. In ‘The words of Adoni-Zedek’, ‘Bethlehem’, and ‘Overflowing’, for example, there is a firm and clear control of the material, just as in scripture: strong words, strong vision, often comparable to the vivid biblical sketches in Clive Sansom’s The Witnesses.” From the foreword by Bruce Dawe.