Tapestry of Faith: Exploring Our Values Through Poetry: A Program for High School Youth

Spiritual Preparation

The activities in this workshop look at romantic love. Love poems are common and popular. Do you have a favorite love poem? If so, does it portray love in a realistic way or idealistically? There are two different ways to think about art: Some think that art should imitate life, or be realistic. Others think it should reflect ideal human behavior. Of course, the reality is that art can do (and does) both. Which do you prefer? Do you indulge more in realistic or idealistic art? Does that say something about your outlook on life?