Mystical-Poetry Competition Under Way

MADRID, Spain, JULY 7, 2003 ( The Fernando Rielo Foundation is looking for a few good mystical poets.

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The group announced the competition for the 23rd World Award for Mystical Poetry, open to all unpublished books of poetry presented in Spanish or English.

The subject of the award is mystical poetry which, according to the organizers, is that poetry «which expresses the spiritual values of man in their most profound meaning.»

The works must be presented by their authors, and must have 600 to 1,300 verses. Works translated into English or Spanish are also eligible to compete. The deadline for submission of originals is Oct. 15.

Fernando Rielo Pardal, founder of the Idente Missionaries, defines mystical poetry as the expression «with sufficient poetic dexterity of the diverse ways of the most intimate personal experience, in love and pain, that the soul has in its union with God: under the concept of the Most Holy Trinity, the Christian poet; under the concept of God alone, the non-Christian poet.»

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