Moksha Smith: Agni's Warrior-Sage: An Epic of the Immortal Fire

Moksha Smith: Agni's Warrior-Sage: An Epic of the Immortal Fire

by Antonio T. de Nicolas

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Moksha Smith: Agni's Warrior-Sage: An Epic of the Immortal Fire by Antonio T. de Nicolas

As this epic of the soul unfolds, we, the readers, are drawn into undulating waves of realities, at times, into almost otherworldly spaces, through the subtle art of this poet's creation. Of course, this experience is not new to anyone familiar with the other works of Antonio de Nicolas. From his acclaimed poetic translations of the Spanish masters: Juan Ramon Jimenez, Ignatius de Loyola, San Juan de la Cruz, to his own earlier collections of poetry:

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595744350
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/28/2001
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Prologueix
Dedicationxi
Acknowledgementxiii
Prefacexv
Textual Memoryxxiii
Introduction1
Life Cycles3
Hunting For Gypsies5
Moksha Smith9
Gilgamesh And Enkidu13
Artha: Cycles of Earth18
The Communities Of Castile19
My Mother22
My Mother's Voice24
The Dream (Gilgamesh, Tablet 2,I)26
Castilla28
Villa-Alaco: My Village30
The Naked Bulb31
Not One Of Us33
Chasing The Moon36
Uruk (Gilgamesh, Tablet 2,Ii)40
It Is Not Easy44
As A Child47
The Village Fair49
The Precession52
Chariot Of Golden Wheat54
Ghosts56
Snakes, Wine And Milk58
Earth Cycles61
Who Is This Beggar64
Remembering Evil67
Family Values70
O Cruel Earth73
Dharma: Cycles of Air75
The Descent Of Inana To The Underworld76
The Birth Of Forms80
The Gypsies82
A Blind God84
What Was The Rush87
The First Lie89
Sperm91
Rituals93
Prisoners Of War95
On A Dark Night100
The Company Of Men103
The Hand Of Nikita Khrushchev117
Diplomatic Cocktail119
Between Andheri And Bombay120
I Came To America123
Setauket, Long Island, U.S.A.125
I Was Not Born In America126
Human Sacrifice128
Death By Writing131
The Fatuous Light135
The Cry Of Gilgamesh (Gilgamesh, Tablet 8)137
The University139
The Rage Of Old Age144
The Consoling Angel148
Remembering The God-To-Come152
Agni's Origin (Rig Veda 10.5)156
Creation? (Rig Veda 10.129)157
Kama: Cycles of Water158
The Womb159
A Kama Sutra161
Julia164
The Pact166
But The Little Girl Had A Mother167
Adolescence169
Crossroads Of The Soul171
The Voice Of Elil175
The Forms Of Summer177
A Rape In Spain178
The Taj Mahal181
A Kali Sutra184
The Nightclub188
A Woman's Confession192
Memory's Tail194
An Unnatural Act196
The Fourth Of July198
It Was Perhaps200
The Wrestling Angel202
I Saw The Secret Of The Temple209
What Mask Shall We Wear Today211
The Natural Flow213
Vanaprastha: Secrets of the Forest214
The Fool217
Pentacles224
Swords231
Cups238
Wands244
Moksha: Cycles of Fire250
By The Bend Of The River251
By The Sea Off Bombay254
Alma Bilingue258
Desire259
Snow262
Cleaning House264
Searching For Signs266
Christmas And My Birthday270
May I, Please, Fall In Love?272
My Honey- Man, My Honey-Man!274
Out Of The Cave277
How Easy279
A Love Sutra281
Where Do Your Forms Go284
The Years Pass286
Daily Chores287
Only Red Light289
Footprints291
The Philosopher's Stone293
Back Then294
The Majestic Flight296
Lotus Flower And Sun298
Agni's Altar300
Epilogue301

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