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In Praise of Creation Summary & Analysis
by Elizabeth Jennings

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Elizabeth Jennings's 1987 poem "In Praise of Creation" is a hymn to divine order in the natural world. Watching the lives and movements of birds, stars, and tigers, the poem's speaker sees reasons for faith in God woven all through the rhythms of nature. The mere way things are gives this speaker reason enough for believing in divinity. And part of being a believer, the poem suggests, is allowing oneself to be open: not just thinking things out, but also taking things in.

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