Date added: 11.4.2015
Some time ago I came across several religious poems written over 80 years ago by my grandfather Leonard Burton Gardner, Sr. They sparked thought and explanation about the meaning of life for even a non-poetry guy like me. My grandfather called his collection Lifting the Veil and it has not been available to the public until now.As stated in the book’s dedication, no subject has been more bitterly attacked than Christs birth, His lifes history, the miracles He performed, the cures He wrought, His death, resurrection, transfiguration, and the historical events leading up to and including His ascension. As stated in the Introduction:“We have followed the footsteps of Jesus whenHe lived upon earth and walked among menPortraying his miraculous birthLife, ministry, and crucifixion on earth.Miracles performed and the parables He taughtTo quicken the faith to the reader are broughtChrists resurrection we also giveTo prove that His spirit and teachings still live.His transfiguration we have also toldThat you may not the faith in the unseen withholdWe submit this tribute, dear friend to youTo strengthen your faith as you read it through.”Pensive and provocative poems combine intuition and physics in remarkable fashion.Enjoy the read. Lifting the Veil by Leonard Gardner Sr.