About ‘Flowering Poverello’

Thank you for visiting my poetry blog.

Poverello” was a name given to St. Francis of Assisi (“Poverello” means the “little poor man”) – a man who explored spirituality, transcendence, compassion and the natural world. Discovering St. Francis and Franciscan spirituality had a major impact on me, spiritually.

One of my first collections of poetry, which developed from this discovery was called “The Flowering of The Poverello”, and that became the name of this poetry blog, as so many the poems had been inspired, and “flowered”, from reading The Little Flowers of St. Francis.

‘St. Francis in Ecstasy’ – Bellini

You may also be interested in my sister blog, called The Flowering of Being Human which you can visit here.

Michael