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Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West

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ISBN13: 9780142196120
ISBN10: 0142196126
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Sacred poetry from twelve mystics and saints, rendered brilliantly by Daniel Ladinsky, beloved interpreter of verses by the fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafiz

In this luminous collection, Daniel Ladinskybest known for his gifted and bestselling interpretations of the great Sufi poet Hafizbrings together the timeless work of twelve of the world's finest spiritual writers, six from the East and six from the West. Once again Ladinsky reveals his talent for creating profound and playful renditions of classic poems for a modern audience. Rumi's joyous, ecstatic love poems; St. Francis's loving observations of nature through the eyes of Catholicism; Kabir's wild, freeing humor that synthesizes Hindu, Muslim, and Christian beliefs; St. Teresa's sensual verse; and the mystical, healing words of Sufi poet Hafiz—these along with inspiring works by Rabia, Meister Eckhart, St. Thomas Aquinas, Mira, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and Tukaram are all “love poems by God,” from writers considered to be "conduits of the divine." A spiritual treasure to cherish always.

Synopsis:

East meets West in this collection of 12 spiritual poems from the translator of "The Gift: Poems by Hafiz."

About the Author

Daniel Ladinsky is editor and translator of The Gift: Poems by Hafiz and several other poetry collections. For six years he studied with Meher Baba's spiritual community in western India.

Table of Contents

Love Poems from God Preface

The Genesis of These Poems

Rabia

St. Francis of Assisi

Rumi

Meister Eckhart

St. Thomas Aquinas

Hafiz

St. Catherine of Siena

Kabir

Mira

St. Teresa of Avila

St. John of the Cross

Tukaram

Works Consulted

Index of Titles

Index of First Lines

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uncle_loki, July 1, 2007 (view all comments by uncle_loki)
This collection includes poems from Rumi, Rabia, Meister Eckhart, John of the Cross, and a number of other mystics from several religious traditions. I enjoyed the variety of styles being unified be a common spiritual theme. And the translation of the poems felt quite comfortable.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142196120
Author:
Ladinsky, Daniel
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Various
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Religious poetry
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Compass
Series Volume:
107-446
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.46x5.54x1.06 in. .94 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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