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Poems are like islands in the sea of words through which we swim every day. We take comfort and pleasure in them, but they can also sometimes challenge us, provoke, us, or wake us up to see things in new ways. The enlightening art of poetry has been a part of our publishing program from the very beginning.

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  1. Rumi: Daylight

    Rumi: Daylight

    A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

    The spiritual influence of Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) is increasing among people of diverse beliefs throughout the western world. Rumi is now recognized here in the West, as he has been for seven centuries in the Middle East and Western Asia, as one of the greatest literary and spiritual figures of all time. Rumi is a spokesman for the religion of love in the language of the heart. Recent translations… Read More

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  2. Open Secret
  3. The Drop That Became the Sea
  4. The Erotic Spirit

    The Erotic Spirit

    An Anthology of Poems of Sensuality, Love, and Longing

    • edited by
    • Sam Hamill
    This extraordinary collection of poems—covering thirty centuries of poetry from around the world—celebrates the erotic spirit in all its forms, from the passion of sexual desire to the intense longing for spiritual union. Beginning with anonymous Egyptian love songs from the fifteenth century BCE and continuing up to today's finest poets, the book draws on a broad range of cultural and spiritual traditions, including ancient Greek and Roman erotic poems,… Read More

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  5. Song of Myself

    Song of Myself

    • by
    • Walt Whitman
    • edited by
    • Stephen Mitchell
    Song of Myself may be the greatest poem ever written by an American. First published in 1855 as part of Leaves of Grass, it was revised and expanded by Whitman in subsequent editions in ways that sometimes undermined to its original freshness and vitality. Stephen Mitchell has gone back to the first edition and painstakingly compared it with the later versions, substituting only those revisions by Whitman… Read More

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  6. Timely Rain

    Timely Rain

    Selected Poetry of Chogyam Trungpa

    • by
    • Chogyam Trungpa
    • edited by
    • David I. Rome
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  7. Heaven's Face Thinly Veiled

    Heaven's Face Thinly Veiled

    A Book of Spiritual Writing by Women

    • edited by
    • Sarah Anderson
    Women—religious and secular, medieval and modern—have always demonstrated their own unique approach to matters of the spirit. Limited in their public roles throughout much of history, women have been compelled to turn inward, developing rich interior lives in uniquely feminine ways. This anthology brings together women's writing from classic religious literature—Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, and Hindu—as well as many passages of fiction and poetry that are truly undiscovered treasures… Read More

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  8. The Spring of My Life

    The Spring of My Life

    And Selected Haiku

    Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), along with Basho and Buson, is considered one of the three greatest haiku poets of Japan, known for his attention to poignant detail and his playful sense of humor. Issa's most-loved work, The Spring of My Life, is an autobiographical sketch of linked prose and haiku in the tradition of Basho's famous Narrow Road to the Interior. In addition to The Spring… Read More

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  9. River of Stars

    River of Stars

    Selected Poems of Yosano Akiko

    • by
    • Yosano Akiko
    Yosano Akiko (1878–1942) is one of the most famous Japanese writers of the twentieth century. She is the author of more than seventy-five books, including twenty volumes of original poetry and the definitive translation into modern Japanese of the Tale of the Genji. Although probably best known for her exquisite erotic poetry, Akiko's work also championed the causes of feminism, pacifism, and social reform. Akiko's poetry is profoundly direct,… Read More

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  10. After Ikkyu and Other Poems

    After Ikkyu and Other Poems

    • by
    • Jim Harrison
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