Title: To Touch the Sky: Poems of Mystical, Spiritual & Metaphysical Light
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation February 1999
081121396X / 9780811213967
Seller ID: 20070607106051
Included are The Song of Songs Poems (Sappho) The Cosmic Fragments (Herakleitos) Saying Poems (Yeshua the Messiah) Apocalypse (John of Patmos) Taoist and Buddhist Poems (Wang Wei) Allegorical Bestiary (Bishop Theobaldus) Mystical Poems (Mira Bai) Mystical Poems (St. John of the Cross) Sonnets to Orpheus (Rainer Maria Rilke)
The poetry included here spans three thousand years and contains some of the most profound and inspiring writing of world literature: some following the way of fantastic realism while some is mysto-erotic. As Barnstone says: " I]n the instance of our authors, the unsayable has been refashioned into the precision of poetry."