Poetry, to me (and I suspect to many of us), is like a second language -- like "speaking in tongues." We are told that the ability to speak with tongues is a gift (D&C 46:24), as is the ability to interpret what is said (D&C 46:25). We are also told that we should "study and learn, and become acquainted with . . . tongues. . . " (D&C 90:15). In an effort to help us achieve this purpose and appreciate his gift, I invited Brother Helmstetler to submit an interpretation of his poem, the meaning of which was too obscure for me to grasp without his help. Here is the poem, with references. His commentary follows on page 32. Your comments are invited. --Ed
"Introspection: an investigation into light seen in the flesh,"
Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy: Vol. 6
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/irp/vol6/iss3/7