Music of the Sky: An Anthology of Spiritual Poetry (Spiritual Classics Series)


The short poems in this book reflect the spiritual insights of some of the greatest poets, saints, and sages known to Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, and Native American traditions.

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Music Of The Sky: An Anthology Of Spirit: An Anthology of Spiritual Poetry

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The short poems in this book reflect the spiritual insights of some of the greatest poets, saints, and sages known to Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, and Native American traditions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941532457
  • Publisher: World Wisdom
  • Publication date: 10/15/2004
  • Series: Spiritual Classics Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Song of the ghost dance 17
"Nothing lives long" 18
"What is life?" 19
You and I shall go 20
"All doctrines split asunder" 21
"Seventy-one!" 22
"Empty-handed I entered the world" 23
"The pure morning dew" 24
"Story on story of wonderful hills and stream" 25
"Walking along a narrow path at the foot of a mountain" 26
"Eternal spring wind" 27
"Why bother with the world?" 28
"A dash of rain upon" 29
"By the highway of release I came" 30
Bengali hymn : "mother! mother! my boat sinks in the ocean of this world" 31
Bengali hymn to Kali : "because Thou lovest the burning-ground" 32
"O mother, I have fallen in love" 33
"You are kind, I am the pitiable one" 34
"Guide this little boat" 35
"Don't let go, hold on tight" 36
"O now beneath your feet's dust" 37
"How many in this life can never" 38
"If Thou canst walk on water" 39
"I died as mineral and became a plant" 40
"'Needs must I tear them out,' the peacock cried" 41
"Old tent-maker, your body is a tent" 42
"Last night I dropped and smashed my porcelain bowl" 43
"I had supposed that, having passed away" 44
"As the Arab racer needs not the whip" 45
"Even God must die, if He wishes to live for thee" 46
"The chosen angels and the blessed souls" 47
"I go my way regretting those past times" 48
"What is our life? A play of passion" 49
"O years! and age! farewell" 50
"Death be not proud" 51
"When as man's life, the light of human lust" 52
To his watch, when he could not sleep 53
"The expense of spirit in a waste of shame" 54
"The times are all so fearful!" 55
Self-knowledge 57
Uphill 58
Because I could not stop for death 59
Autumn 60
The island 61
Confession 62
"O marvel! a garden amidst flames!" 65
Layla 66
"The secret longings of a learned man" 68
"A man knocked at the door of his beloved" 69
The song of the reed 70
The unseen power 71
"And this is love-" 72
"Whatever I say, you are the subject" 73
"Do you know, my friends, where the real saints are?" 74
"Let the deaf listen to the mute" 75
"Lady, rise and offer to the name" 76
"'Think not on the things that are without'" 77
"He who utters the name of Shiva" 78
"Yogin, don't go-" 79
"Binding my ankles with silver" 80
"God of the silent soul" 81
"On a dark night" 82
"I cannot dance O Lord, unless Thou lead me" 84
"Ah! God-loving soul! in thy struggles" 85
"As I rode out one day not long ago" 86
Canticle of the sun 87
"Love and the noble heart are but one thing" 89
"With rejoicing mouth" 90
"That our earth mother may wrap herself" 91
I pass the pipe 92
"O Saichi, where is the land of bliss?" 93
"Wind and air are two" 94
"I am a happy man, indeed!" 95
"Among all living things-" 96
"The Buddha, in the casual stage" 97
"Amidst the notes" 98
"If you're looking for a place to rest" 99
"Where gather mists and clouds, a happy world" 100
"Today" 101
Love 102
Prayer 103
"Batter my heart, three-personed God" 104
"Lord, I am like to mistletoe" 105
"The lines of life are various; they diverge and cease" 106
"The divine image 107
"When in hours of fear and failing" 108
Love's lord 109
All in all 110
Who knows love 111
The name 112
The drink 113
"This desert is the good" 117
"Of the heavenly things God has shown me" 118
"Eternal wisdom builds" 119
"Lift up the cup and bowl, my darling one" 120
"Tis light makes color visible : at night" 121
"'Twas a fair orchard, full of trees and fruit" 122
"Ask of all those who know" 123
"On the narrow path of truth" 124
"In being's silver sea" 125
"'I' and 'you' are but the lattices" 126
"Ponder on God's mercies" 127
"Where I wander - you!" 128
Hymn of glory for the Sabbath 129
Song to the sun 130
Dawn song 131
Song 132
"In the beginning was God" 133
"There in midnight water" 134
"To what shall" 135
"Attaining the heart" 136
"Not limited" 137
"At Kugami" 138
Snow 139
Spring cliff 140
"The question clear, the answer deep" 141
"For no reason it rains" 142
Full moon 143
"Only this" 144
"Flowers not flowers, fog not fog" 145
"One in all" 146
"Sweetness is in sugar, sugar is in sweetness!" 147
"Are you in illusion or is illusion in you?" 148
"The pot is a god" 149
"The river and its waves are one surf" 150
"I laugh when I hear" 151
"If Allah lives in a mosque" 152
"Everything is pervaded by God!" 153
"Lo! a vision is before mine eyes" 154
"In a crack in the garden wall a flower" 155
Conviction 156
Brahma 157
"I never saw a moor" 158
Elevation 159
The quest 160
Lost and found 161
Immanence 162
Maya 163
The song 164
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