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Least of These
     

Least of These

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by Todd Davis
 

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ISBN-10: 0870138758

ISBN-13: 2900870138750

Pub. Date: 01/08/2010

Publisher: Michigan State University Press

Over the course of this masterful and heartfelt book it becomes clear that Davis not only loves the life he's been given but also believes that the ravishing desire of this world can offer hope, and even joy, however it might be negotiated. Drawing upon a range of stories from the Christian, Transcendental, and Asian traditions, as well as from his own deep

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Over the course of this masterful and heartfelt book it becomes clear that Davis not only loves the life he's been given but also believes that the ravishing desire of this world can offer hope, and even joy, however it might be negotiated. Drawing upon a range of stories from the Christian, Transcendental, and Asian traditions, as well as from his own deep understanding of the natural world, Davis explores the connection between the visible and invisible worlds, or what Pierre Teilhard de Chardin called "the incandescent surface of matter plunged in God." A direct poetic descendant of Walt Whitman, Davis invites us to sing 'the songs we collect in the hymnals of our flesh / impromptu, a cappella, our mouths flung open / in a great wide O.'"

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ISBN-13:
2900870138750
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Publication date:
01/08/2010
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
125

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Least of These 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
PenNameInvented More than 1 year ago
Todd Davis has given us a rich and varied collection of his poems. His perceptions of the ordinary draw the reader in and enable us to see common things in new ways. Davis has uncommonly keen eyes and ears, a hallmark of the most skilled poets. One doesn't want to leave the vibrant worlds he creates; they are so vivid and so reverently viewed through his lens. The language is engaging, there is much wisdom, and each poem is a fresh adventure into a new world of discovery. I highly recommend this volume. It is a fine collection that I will visit again and again.