Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity

Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity

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by David Whyte
     
 

ISBN-10: 1573221783

ISBN-13: 9781573221788

Pub. Date: 03/01/2001

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Crossing the Unknown Sea shows how poetry and practicality, far from being mutually exclusive, reinforce each other to give every aspect of our lives meaning and direction. For anyone who wants to deepen their connection to their work-or find out what their life's work is-this book is essential to navigating the way.

Author Biography: David Whyte has

Overview

Crossing the Unknown Sea shows how poetry and practicality, far from being mutually exclusive, reinforce each other to give every aspect of our lives meaning and direction. For anyone who wants to deepen their connection to their work-or find out what their life's work is-this book is essential to navigating the way.

Author Biography: David Whyte has introduced poetry into such companies as American Express, Boeing, and Toyota as a tool for understanding individual and organizational creativity. In addition to four volumes of poetry, he is the author of The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573221788
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.75(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Beginnings
I.Courage and Conversation: Setting Out with a Firm Persuasion3
II.The Mountain Farm: A Stranger at the Door9
Mid Ocean
III.At the Cliff Edge of Life: From Powerlessness to Participation31
IV.A Star for Navigation: Ambition, Horizon, and Arrival62
V.Out of Ireland: A Short Sea Crossing82
Arrivals
VI.The Awkward Way the Swan Walks: From Exhaustion to Wholeheartedness113
VII.The Fatal Shore: Arrival and Authenticity139
Perspectives
VIII.Outlaw Imaginings: When the Real You Wants Out153
IX.A Marriage with Silence: Escaping the Prison of Time and Work173
X.Crossing the Unknown Sea: A Voyage Through the Hours of the Day182
Pilgrimage
XI.Keats and Conversation: The New and Newly Youthful World of Work227
Bibliography246
Permissions247
Index248

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Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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David Whyte not only has introduced Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America. He has as well makes his Voice vibrates and raisonates into the soul of many, no matter which audience he has faced, he has an immediate impact on people, quite a gift. He is a true poet, since he has the understanding that every individual is unique and therefore is capable of making his own interpration of what David has to say, nevertheless He is so commited to his craft that he takes the time to dissect His poems or all other poems written by other poets like Neruda, Rilke, Kavanaugh, Mary Oliver and many more... I can only wish to meet him again somehow and being able to introduce to him some French poets as well, David knows that Poetry has no bounderies. I believe that he is ready to take on a bigger task and introduce Poetry and the preservation of the Soul to all the people of our planet.