News of the Universe: Poems of Twofold Consciousness by Robert BlyAcclaimed poet and translator Robert Bly here assembles a unique cross-cultural anthology that illuminates the idea of a larger-than-human consciousness operating in the universe. The book’s 150 poems come from around the world and many eras: from the ecstatic Sufi poet Rumi to contemporary voices like Kenneth Rexroth, Denise Levertov, Charles Simic, and Mary Oliver. Brilliant introductory essays trace our shifting attitudes toward the natural world, from the “old position” of dominating or denigrating nature, to the growing sympathy expressed by the Romantics and American poets like Whitman and Dickinson. Bly’s translations of Neruda, Rilke, and others, along with superb examples of non-Western verse such as Eskimo and Zuni songs, complete this important, provocative anthology.
24 Famous Poems (Poetry Anthology with music)
I wrote Figuring public library to explore the interplay between chance and choice, the human search for meaning in an unfeeling universe governed by equal parts precision and randomness, the bittersweet beauty of asymmetrical and half-requited loves, and our restless impulse to uncover the deepest truths of nature, even at the price of our convenient existential delusions of self-importance.
Poems about the Heavenly Bodies
Brainard, John. The Lost Pleiad. John Gardiner Calkins , Brainard, John. To the Moon. Branch, Anna Hempstead.
But poets throughout the centuries have put the stars to more thoughtful and interesting use than mere poetic decoration, offering songs in celebration of the starry firmament and more pessimistic takes on the stars in the sky and what they tell us about ourselves. Here are ten of the best poems about the stars. William Shakespeare, Sonnet This sonnet muses upon the fragility and inconstancy of human life. The end of the poem is ambiguous, allowing for us to interpret this unspecified beloved as Jesus Christ, making this a religious poem or, more accurately, a poem about religious doubt as well as a fine poem about the stars.
Submit your work, meet writers and drop the ads. September Roses Feb Brighter than the blinding flares of the sun, shimmering outward with power of thousands of stars yet comforting yet soft. Filled with oceans crashing and wild, turning over ships, rushing under a powerful storm. Filled with wonder and curiosity, yearning for the unknown, desperate for enlightenment yet wise yet content. Eyes so wide, so deep, filled with delicate roses, the power of mighty warriors, elegant as the flowing dress of Venus, filled with souls of thousands, with passion, with yearning, with desire. Filled with beauty Filled with you.
Bathed In Velvety Red Running your skin like gentler liars, if I could touch like the ruins of temples higher. That sky and space, have new things. To say I have many strings- to pull you under into my world. Where we could. Maybe tell our white truths.