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Poetry, soul's hymn to its Lord


In his letters to Quasimodo, La Pira often mentions poetry and its function, full of admiration for the extraordinary gift of his friend, encouraging him to set his sights ever higher. In a letter written in 1928 from Munich he spurs him to “…use your life an offering which you will give to the Lord. Consider yourself an apostle …when you have rendered thus your being…what heights will you reach with your song?”.

Quasimodo (who jealously and lovingly guarded the letters he received from his friend) was not insensitive in his own way to the calls made to the Faith by La Pira.

As he himself wrote after receiving a letter just before Easter 1930, he wrote a lyric which he entitled “Confessione” (Confession)