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The Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry
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The Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry

By Wilson, Peter Lamborn [Translator]; Pourjavady, Nasrollah [Translator];

New Lebanon, NY: Omega Publications, 1999-08-01. Paperback. Good. Signed. edge wear, some light soiling; Signed by the translator (Wilson) on the title page; Sufism can be seen to have functioned as a positive and healthy reaction to the overly rational activity of the philosophers and theologians. For the Sufis, the road to spiritual knowledge could never be confined to the process of purely intellectual activity, without the direct, immediate experience of the Heart. In this book we are concerned with one art that the Sufis made peculiarly their own: poetry. Why should Sufis in general, and Persian Sufis in particular, choose to write poetry? When they wanted to 'be themselves', lovers of the Truth, they needed a language more intense, closer to the centre of human awareness than prose. Truth is beautiful, so when one speaks of it, one speaks beautifully. As the lover sings to his beloved, so did the Sufis to theirs. Love itself creates a taste for this language, so that even the prose writers of Sufism scatter verse throughout their works and create poetic prose. The overwhelming theme of this poetry is the Love relationship between the individual, the lover, and his Beloved, God

$13.48

Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience (Dover Thrift Editions)
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Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Blake, William

New York: Dover Publications, 1992-02-05. Paperback. Good. light edge wear, light soiling to cover; Classics of English poetry, alternately describing childhood states of innocence and their inevitable ensnarement in a corrupt and repressive world. Contains the full texts of all the poems in the original 1794 edition of both collections.

$4.48

The Goethe Treasury: Selected Prose and Poetry
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The Goethe Treasury: Selected Prose and Poetry

By Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Mann, Thomas [Introduction]

Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2006-01-19. Paperback. Good. spine crease, light edge wear; Best known today as the author of Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) first exploded into the public consciousness with The Sorrows of Young Werther when he was twenty-four . He was already a respected poet by then; and in addition to these forms, he wrote travelogues, autobiographical sketches, essays, letters, and proverbs in rhyme and prose. This collection offers outstanding examples of each genre from the great German writer's prolific career. The poems range in theme from youthful romantic obsessions to mature reflections on life. "The Erl-King" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" appear among the ballads, and his fiction in this collection includes the entire text of Werther and passages from Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and other works. Other writings feature observations on travel in Italy, criticism of the works of Shakespeare and Byron, and letters to friends and family. These sensitive translations by Sir Walter Scott, Stephen Spender, Thomas Carlyle, and others were specially selected by the Nobel laureate and giant of modern German literature, Thomas Mann, who provides an informative introduction.

$6.28

This Cape is Red Because I've Been Bleeding
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This Cape is Red Because I've Been Bleeding

By Piccirilli, Tom

New York: Catalyst Press, 2002. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Caniglia. A hauntingly beautiful poetry collection by Stoker-award winning author Tom Piccirilli. Features cover art by Caniglia.

$43.29

The Day is Done
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The Day is Done

By Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

New York: The Holiday Publishing Company, 1905. Hardcover. Good. heavy edge wear along spine, corners, some light staining soiling to covers; A beautifully illustrated copy of Longfellow's poem, full color illustrations with gilt decorations;

$15.29

The White Cliffs
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The White Cliffs

By Miller, Alice Duer

New York: Coward-McCann, 1941. Hardcover. Good. corners bumped, some edge wear; The White Cliffs is a long poem which expresses completely and beautifully what many Americans felt about England in her dark hour. The story is concerned with a young American girl of good Yankee stock, who marries an Englishman, loses him in the Great war, bears his son, and finds herself facing, with her indomitable mother-in-low, the new peril.

$5.28

The Hound of Heaven
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The Hound of Heaven

By Thompson, Francis

Mount Vernon, NY: Peter Pauper Press. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Hill, Jeff. light edge wear to boards and jacket;

$7.28

Songs From the Slums
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Songs From the Slums

By Kagawa, Toyohiko

Nashville, TN: Cokesbury Press, 1935. Hardcover. Very Good. light edge wear;

$8.28

Milton's Minor Poems
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Milton's Minor Poems

By George, A. J.

unknown, 1899. Hardcover. Fair. edge wear, some light scuffing to boards; , corners bumped. copyright page/title page missing. All other pages present though with some closed tears and marginalia. This is a small book roughly 4" x 5". A college text on Milton, likely for Harvard. Contains extensive biographical data, historical context, and critical writings on Milton's work.

$10.29

Fatherhood: poems about fathers (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
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Fatherhood: poems about fathers (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

By Ciuraru, Carmela [Editor]

New York: Everyman's Library, 2007-05-08. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; for Father's Day, an anthology celebrating fathers and fatherhood--in the richly varied voices of daughters and sons, and of fathers and grandfathers themselves.

$6.28

Anthologie De La Poesie Francaise
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Anthologie De La Poesie Francaise

By Pompidou, Georges

Paris: Livre de Poche, 1961. Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; Collection of French poetry.

$6.28

In Someones Shadow
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In Someones Shadow

By McKuen, Rod

New York: Random House, 1969-10-12. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket;

$4.28

Matthew Arnold
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Matthew Arnold

By Jump, J. D

London: Longmans, Green And Co, 1965. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; Biography and introduction to the work of the poet Matthew Arnold.

$7.28

Wheels Turning Inward: New and Selected Poems
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Wheels Turning Inward: New and Selected Poems

By Starbuck, Ron

Victoria, BC: Freisen Press, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed. light edge wear; Signed by the author on the ffep. Wheels Turning Inward is a rich collection of over fifty poems, following a poet's mythic and spiritual journey that begins and ends in Christ, but crosses easily onto the paths of many other contemplative traditions. Ultimately, this is a journey of discovering a keen sense of spiritual community through a meditative dialog with the Divine. Each poem is a reflection and a remembrance of this dialog, arising out of a conversation that is deep and true, a conversation grounded in a sacramental practice of stillness, silence, peace, and unity celebrating the holiness of all creation.Through the poet's voice and eyes, we catch sight of the clear longing of God for all humankind, and the true value of relationships through which we come to know and become known by this mystery. Every poem will gently guide the reader on a journey that leads to an awareness of the sacred calling out to life. Celebrating life in the first breath of an infant, in the bright smile of a little girl, and in the light of creation reflected within the innocent eyes of a small boy. It may also appear in the complex song of a mockingbird mending together the deepest sorrows of the world, or in the angels we give birth to every day.These poems touch and awaken the compassion inherent in every human heart, and remind us that God's presence, however we may imagine God, may be found within our own breath. In each single breath we take. Breathe Deeply. Turn Inward.

$23.28

Invisible Harvest
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Invisible Harvest

By Carlisle, T.J

William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1988-02-01. Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear;

$6.28

Collected Lyrics
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Collected Lyrics

By Millay, Edna St. Vincent

New York: Harper & Row, 1969. Mass Market Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear;

$4.28

Poems
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Poems

By Whittier, John G

Chicago: Donohue, Henneberry & Co, c1910. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. edge wear to boards, some soiling and spotting to cloth. bit of age toning to pages;

$19.29

Gerald Manley Hopkins and the Victorian Temper
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Gerald Manley Hopkins and the Victorian Temper

By Sulloway, Alison

New York: Columbia University Press, 1972-06-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. edge wear to boards and jacket;

$18.29

Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie: A Souvenir of the Evangeline Country
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Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie: A Souvenir of the Evangeline Country

By Longfellow, H. W

Halifax: H. H. Marshall, 1960. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. edge wear; the text of Longfellow's Evangeline - interspersed with numerous photo illustrations of Nova Scotia.

$5.28

Nineteenth-Century Narrative Poems
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Nineteenth-Century Narrative Poems

By Sinclair, David (editor)

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1972. Mass Market Paperback. Good. some light sunning to spine, edge wear, spine crease; New Canadian Library N 08; Poems by Oliver Goldsmith, William Kirby, Joseph Howe, Charles Sangster, Alexander McLachlan, and Isabella Valancy Crawford

$8.28

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