emerging Goddess [NOOK Book]

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Tim Kavi begins his mountain journey to find the Goddess, and encounters Her everywhere in Emerging Goddess (2011). From the ruins of ancient Greece, to the Holy Mountains, and out in the everyday world--his poetry encounters the Sacred Feminine. These love poems celebrate the Goddess in a stand alone collection that was followed by ...

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Overview

Tim Kavi begins his mountain journey to find the Goddess, and encounters Her everywhere in Emerging Goddess (2011). From the ruins of ancient Greece, to the Holy Mountains, and out in the everyday world--his poetry encounters the Sacred Feminine. These love poems celebrate the Goddess in a stand alone collection that was followed by Ascending Goddess (2012) and will be followed by the forthcoming titles: Revealed Goddess and The Early Goddess Poems of Tim Kavi.

Table of Contents for Emerging Goddess

Preface
Love Among the Ruins
Longing
Graceful Appearing sweet goddesses (you are everywhere)
Angels at Night
Goddess
Heavenly Bodies
The Mighty Writer
Night and Day
Gentle Rain, She is You
Sanctification Rites
Sacred Goddess sweet goddess, making haste to you
Meeting You
Romantic Poets
Goddess Rising
Goddesses Revealed in Nature and Art goddess lies sleeping teachers of love
Sirens of Love
Some Dreams are Real
The Goddess
The Mermaid
Telling Eyes
Artemis the bridge
Coming There destiny's twisted roads; love's triumphant will
Goddess of the Lake
Dreams of Love
Beautiful dresses
Lovely Woman: what goddess you are!
Eternal Love
Gentle Loving One
Benzaiten Aphrodite
The Completed You and Me
The Goddess in You
About the Author

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044374041
  • Publisher: TiLu Press
  • Publication date: 3/12/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 285 KB

Meet the Author

Tim Kavi is a writer, poet, and teacher (when he's not doing his day jobs as a consultant, businessman, or therapist). His poetry is most well known for collections that emphasize the Goddess, the Divine Feminine, mysticism, and philosophical themes associated with freedom, dialogue, and dualism/monism. He has published three prior collections: Emerging Goddess (2011), Ascending Goddess (2012), and Lost Love Poems (2012). Forthcoming collections include Poems of Protest, Revealed Goddess, and City of Night-City of Light. Tim is published exclusively by TiLu Press.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Tim Kavi's Emerging Goddess offers an extended poetic engagement

    Tim Kavi's Emerging Goddess offers an extended poetic engagement with the sacred feminine on a variety of existential planes. Many of the shorter poems swirl recursively around the long poem "twisted roads; love's triumphant will," an emotional core of the work in which the speaker narrates the process and motivation for his acceptance of the Goddess. In this poem and others--like "Goddess of the Lake"--the poet plays with his intimate knowledge of the face of China's landscape and incorporates its mythology into the structure of his song. Kavi also blends Greek, Japanese (see "Benzaiten Aphrodite"), Abrahamic, and Mayan mythologies into a truly pantheistic and cosmopolitan vision of acceptance.




    Many of Kavi's poems are paratactic in structure, analogic of the speaker's desire to shed ego and converse with his Muse sans artificiality or a restrained movement of thought. The octave of couplets in "Gentle Loving One," however, demonstrates a tightening up and is indicative of the book's range and variety. Perhaps recalling Keats on rhyming as mimetic of the mirroring that takes place during a kiss, in "the bridge" Kavi uses a triad of stanza-ending rhyme to emphasize the Goddess's unifying capacity: "walking/ across/ the abyss// was more/ precarious/ than the/ surety/ of your kiss// that/ brought/ me across/ the oceans/ to your bliss" Each stanza walks across the white space--mimic of the abyss--to find completion in thought and sound. In "Romantic Poets" the speaker declares "I am only a poet/ in your embrace . . . for without you/ there is no rhyme."




    Embraced by the Goddess, "all/ former/ dualities/ pass away" ("Lovely Woman: what goddess you are!"). In Emerging Goddess, Kavi implicitly takes his place among monistic artists like Whitman, Nietzsche, and Robert Graves. He may tip his hat to Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric" at the start of "Goddess in You," as the speaker watches a singing manifestation of the divine. One of Kavi's strengths is his ability to occupy all registers of meaning, and poems like "Beautiful dresses" offer earthly, lustful, unabashed complements to the platonic ones. Indeed, throughout the book Kavi creates a dialectical interplay between Goddess/goddesses, spirit/body, myth/history, time/space, etc., and then entertains as he transcends the dichotomies. These poems are palliative and hopeful, moved by a sensitive and loving mind

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