By Patrick Laude
The quick poems during this booklet replicate the religious insights of a few of the best poets, saints, and sages recognized to Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, and local American traditions.
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PN6110. R4M87 2004 821. 008’0382--dc22 2004015686. revealed on acid-free paper within the u . s . for info handle global knowledge, Inc. P. O. field 2682, Bloomington, Indiana 47402-2682 www. worldwisdom. com TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface through Barry McDonald creation by way of Patrick Laude half I: airborne dirt and dust xiii 1 FROM THE WHIRLWIND paiute music of the Ghost Dance cheyenne “Nothing lives lengthy” leader isapwo muksika crowfoot “What is existence? ” wintu You and that i Shall pass giun “All doctrines cut up asunder” kigen “Seventy-one! ” kozan ichikyo “Empty-handed I entered the realm” issa “The natural morning dew” han shan “Story on tale of fantastic hills and circulate” ryokan “Walking alongside a slender course on the foot of a mountain” rengetsu “Eternal spring wind” ryushu “Why trouble with the area? ” chong ch’ol “A sprint of rain upon” 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 lalla yogishwari “By the street of free up I got here” bengali hymn “Mother! mom! My boat sinks within the ocean of this international” bengali hymn to kali “Because Thou lovest the Burning-ground” akka mahadevi “O mom, i've got fallen in love” tulsidas “You are sort, i'm the pitiable one” mirabai “Guide this little boat” rabindranath tagore “Don’t enable move, carry on tight” “O now underneath your feet’s airborne dirt and dust” yunus emre “How many during this existence can by no means” ansari “If thou canst stroll on water” rumi “I died as mineral and have become a plant” “‘Needs needs to I tear them out,’ the peacock cried” omar khayyam “Old tent-maker, your physique is a tent” “Last evening I dropped and smashed my porcelain bowl” abu’l-husayn al-nuri “I had intended that, having gave up the ghost” shabistari “As the Arab racer wishes now not the whip” angelus silesius “Even God needs to die, if He needs to dwell for thee” petrarch “The selected angels and the blessed souls” “I move my approach regretting these prior instances” 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 forty forty-one forty two forty three forty four forty five forty six forty seven forty eight sir walter raleigh “What is our existence? A play of ardour” robert herrick “O Years! and Age! Farewell” john donne “Death be no longer proud” fulke greville, lord brooke “When as Man’s lifestyles, the sunshine of human lust” edward, lord herbert of cherbury To His Watch, while He couldn't Sleep william shakespeare “The cost of spirit in a waste of disgrace” novalis “The instances are all so nervous! ” samuel taylor coleridge Self-Knowledge christina georgina rossetti Uphill emily dickinson simply because i couldn't cease For loss of life rainer maria rilke Autumn frithjof schuon The Island Confession forty nine 50 fifty one fifty two fifty three fifty four fifty five fifty seven fifty eight fifty nine 60 sixty one sixty two half II: A backyard AMIDST FLAMES ibn ‘arabi “O surprise! A backyard amidst flames! ” ahmad al-‘alawi Layla omar khayyam “The mystery longings of a discovered guy” rumi “A guy knocked on the door of his loved” sixty five sixty six sixty eight sixty nine The tune of the Reed The Unseen strength “And this is often love—” yunus emre “Whatever I say,You are the topic” “Do you recognize, my acquaintances, the place the true saints are? ” “Let the deaf hearken to the mute” lalla yogishwari “Lady, upward thrust and provide to the identify” “‘Think now not at the issues which are without’” utpaladeva “He who utters the identify of Shiva” mirabai “Yogin, don’t go—” “Binding my ankles with silver” rabindranath tagore “God of the silent soul” st.