The Wilderness Poems

Author: Sandra Lim
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393243494
Size: 17,90 MB
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From the winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, chosen by Louise Glück, a daring and exuberant new collection. Moving through myths of the American landscape, the fatalism of American Puritanism, family history, New England winters, aesthetic theory, and the suavities and anxieties of contemporary life, the poems in this astonishing collection ultimately speak about the individual soul’s struggle with its own meaning. “In its stern and quiet way Sandra Lim’s The Wilderness is one of the most thrilling books of poetry I have read in many years” (Louise Glück). From “Aubade” From the last stars to sunrise the world is dark and enduring and emptiness has its place. Then, to wake each day to the world’s unwavering limits, you have to think about passion differently, again.

Mountain Home

Author: David Hinton
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811216241
Size: 15,81 MB
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The earliest and most extensive literary engagement with wilderness in human history, Mountain Home is vital poetry that feels utterly contemporary. China's tradition of "rivers-and-mountains" poetry stretches across millennia. This is a plain-spoken poetry of immediate day-to-day experience, and yet seems most akin to China's grand landscape paintings. Although its wisdom is ancient, rooted in Taoist and Zen thought, the work feels utterly contemporary, especially as rendered here in Hinton's rich and accessible translations. Mountain Home collects poems from 5th- through 13th-century China and includes the poets Li Po, Po Chu-i and Tu Fu. The "rivers-and-mountains" tradition covers a remarkable range of topics: comic domestic scenes, social protest, travel, sage recluses, and mountain landscapes shaped into forms of enlightenment. And within this range, the poems articulate the experience of living as an organic part of the natural world and its processes. In an age of global ecological disruption and mass extinction, this tradition grows more urgently important every day. Mountain Home offers poems that will charm and inform not just readers of poetry, but also the large community of readers who are interested in environmental awareness.

Rain In The Wilderness

Author: Del Griffin
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595283624
Size: 17,88 MB
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Rain In The Wilderness is an exploration by members of one family-from grandfather to grandchild, from the hills of Ireland to the plains of South Dakota, in poetry and prose-of adventures in life and love and loss.

Tents In The Wilderness

Author: Dwight Williams
Size: 10,64 MB
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Still Wandering In The Wilderness

Author: Louis Daniel Brodsky
ISBN: 9781568091174
Size: 20,21 MB
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Written over a period of twenty-five years, Still Wandering in the Wilderness is a significant contribution to contemporary Jewish American literature, reflecting on what it means to be a Jew living at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The book is divided into six sections, each focusing on a different aspect of Jewish experience and Jewish existence. These poems often throw new light unexpected and penetrating on different aspects of Jewish life. They mirror the grandeur of Jewish history, but they do not shy away from giving us vivid portraits of both anti-Semites and Jewish "shmegegges."

Walking Through The Wilderness Poems From The Author Of Only Jesus

Author: Emily Hayden
ISBN: 9780996193221
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This second collection of poems by the author of "Only Jesus" continues the theme of wholehearted pursuit and praise and Jesus Christ and Him alone. Illustrated with photographs from the author's travels in the Holy Land.

Still Wandering In The Wilderness

Author: Louis Brodsky
Editor: Time Being Books
ISBN: 156809180X
Size: 12,81 MB
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In this book, Louis Daniel Brodsky proves to be not only a skilled poet but also a very sensitive contemporary Jew. Vividly portraying the inner turmoil and chutzpadik bravery of Abraham, he then traces the "Diaspora mentality" of Jews throughout our history. Periods of progress and persecution inform the contemporary Jewish psyche. In the tradition of Biblical prophets, he portrays the alienated and disaffected Jew with disgust yet also with hope that the ties can be rebound. These writings will cause anyone interested in four thousand years of Jewish history to look deeper into its meaning in today's assimilated Jewish world.

Dream Wilderness Poems

Author: Kevin McKelvey
Editor: Wordtech Communications
ISBN: 9781625492593
Size: 16,33 MB
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The 13,000-acre Charles C. Deam Wilderness Area, named after Indiana's first state forester, is the state's only federally designated wilderness area. Since its inception in 1982, nothing with wheels is allowed in the wilderness. Principles of ecology and natural succession manage the wilderness. This collection engages the life and history of this wilderness region.

The Wilderness Poetry Of Wu Xing

Author: Peter Waldor
ISBN: 9781936671168
Size: 17,29 MB
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One is bound to ask who Wu Xing was and what were the particulars of his life. Was he a mountain sage hailing from a distant time and far off place? Was his teacher Do Sa the prophet of a lost religion? Across the centuries, only the poetry has survived. Even the name Wu Xing was probably not his real name but a pen name taken to better reflect the spirit of the poetry. The name translates to "nothingness." Nothingness here means its very opposite. Wu was so quiet, his mind so empty, that he could fill himself with these timeless lyrics. This is deep wilderness poetry, but it can be read or recited just as profoundly, whether you are caught in a big city traffic jam or are yourself, like Wu, finding your own trail far away from everyone else. "Peter Waldor's new book combines the unaffected, wise, intimate tone of the old Asian masters, sometimes joyful, sometimes heartbroken, often affectionate, with a tone of his own, a 21st century, 'first world' voice, more jaunty and optimistic-seeming, yet sometimes struggling for breath, for the ground under his feet: '... cups of thin air. / Knife edge. / Nothing on the sides. / Nothing in the past. / Nothing in the future.' ('Knife Edge Ridge'). Many sounds and textures of wonder and of nothingness are drawn here, to keep us warm and uninsistent company in our own wilderness."-Jean Valentine, winner of the National Book Award for Door in the Mountain "Spare, trenchant, whimsical ... these small gems of poetry seamlessly meld the heart of a sage with the soul of a mountain man."-Cynthia Bourgeault, author of Love Is Stronger than Death, The Wisdom Way of Knowing, and The Meaning of Mary Magdalene

Word In The Wilderness

Author: Malcolm Guite
Editor: Canterbury Press
ISBN: 1848256787
Size: 12,53 MB
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For every day from Shrove Tuesday to Easter Day, the bestselling poet Malcolm Guite chooses a favourite poem from across the Christian spiritual and English literary traditions and offers incisive seasonal reflections on it. Lent is a time to reorient ourselves, clarify our minds, slow down, recover from distraction and focus on the values of God’s kingdom. Poetry, with its power to awaken the mind, is an ideal companion for such a time. This collection enables us to turn aside from everyday routine and experience moments of transfigured vision as we journey through the desert landscape of Lent and find refreshment along the way. Following each poem with a helpful prose reflection, Malcolm Guite has selected from classical and contemporary poets, from Dante, John Donne and George Herbert to Seamus Heaney, Rowan Williams and Gillian Clarke, and his own acclaimed poetry.