Ralph Wright, OSB is a Benedictine monk at Saint Louis Abbey in Saint Louis, Missouri. A noted hymnist and poet, Father Ralph was born in Nottinghamshire, England, in 1938. He received his early education at Ampleforth College in Yorkshire and later spent two years in the British Army. He studied the classics at Oxford University and theology at Fribourg in Switzerland before being ordained a priest in 1970. At his abbot's request, he left England to join Saint Louis Abbey in the United States where he has lived for over forty years. Currently, he is Vocations Director at the Abbey and teaches Theology, Creative Writing and Tennis in St Louis Priory School.
On Leaves and Flowers and Treesby Father Ralph Wright, OSB
Fr. Ralph Wright, who is a poet of great distinction, pens works that reflect his knowledge of and respect for the masters. His
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On Leaves and Flowers and Trees is an inspirational, thought-provoking poetry book with poems featuring such topics as the silence of a field of barley, the infinite beauty of a fluttering butterfly, and always, the glory of God.
Fr. Ralph Wright, who is a poet of great distinction, pens works that reflect his knowledge of and respect for the masters. His images are both beautiful and startling; his metaphors perceptive, his use of rhyme natural.
His expertise lies in the unity of word and idea that is the essence of poetry. On Leaves and Flowers and Trees is one of eight books of verse by Fr. Ralph. The poetry of On Leaves and Flowers and Trees is never obscure but nevertheless demands that we return, again and again, to delight in and savor both words and subtle meanings.
On Leaves and Flowers and Trees offers a soothing escape from the pressures and turmoil of every day life.
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