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Poetry, Modern, Catholic
All art sas its underlying philosophy. Poetry which is one of the greatest printed branches of art, has its philosophies which vary greatly indeed. Some poets hold as their philosophy that the highest form of beauty is purely natural and they sing the praises of beauty of form, figure etc. Others hold that the highest form of beauty is intellectual and these praise and glorify the beauty of a well ordered mind. While others hold that man was made for God, and that God is the highest form of beauty. These attempt to portray the relationship of man to God, and see in all things a reflection of the creator. This last named philosophy is the Catholic philosophy of art. By Catholic, we mean nothing biased or sectarian, but that broad outlook upon life which every man who dares to call himself a Christian should have.
Lacaze, Anna, "The Catholic Spirit in Modern Poetry" (1932). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation. 36.