To have great poets, there must be great audiences, too. ~Walt Whitman
Which quote means to say, thank you, to all of you reading and listening to this site. This month’s podcast is a mini-episode featuring readings of some of my favorite spiritual poetry. For much of my life, I was a person with only a mild appreciation of poetry, such as a few classics by Robert Frost. It wasn’t until I began writing as a spiritual practice, that poetry-like phrases began to appear, as if from nowhere. Since then, I’ve found a deep appreciation for the creative wellspring from which universal ideas emerge and are uniquely expressed by many voices. It’s not hard to find well-crafted poetry, but it is hard to find what I call “spiritual poetry” – that which speaks from the source of our being.
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Selected Links and Notes from this Episode
- Irene Palmer’s “My Last Identity” is published in Beyond Mind, Beyond Death.
- Kevin Shuey’s Laughter of Water, Wisdom of Trees.
- Several of Richard Rose’s poems are in Carillon: Poems, Essays, and Philosophy of Richard Rose.
- You’ll find my poetry both in Images of Essence and Beyond Mind, Beyond Death.
- As I mentioned in this episode, my newest book is Subtraction: The Simple Math of Enlightenment.