Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Book Spine Poetry: My Way of Life






















There are new seeds of contemplation
growing in
the place within
my way of life:
the way of the pilgrim is
walking
with ambition and survival,
with confessions and cricket songs.
Searching for the the Discarded Image
of God who comes to mind.

We wander with Paradise lost
while God's many-splendored Image lies
like love in the ruins,
when love alone is credible.

The fact that earth abides
is a severe mercy
especially when miracles
sting through our broken music.

So let us rejoice in
poetry, language, thought,
till we have faces
and the courage to be.

Books
New Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas Merton
The Place Within: The Poetry of John Paul II, John Paul II
My Way of Life. A Pocket Edition of St. Thomas. The Summa Simplified for Everyone, Frs. Farrell and Healy
The Way of the Pilgrim, Anonymous Russian Peasant
Walking, Henry David Thoreau
Ambition and Survival: On Becoming a Poet, Christian Wiman
Confessions, St. Augustine
Cricket Songs. Japanese Haiku, Harry Behn
The Discarded Image. An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature, C. S. Lewis
Of God Who Comes To Mind, Emmanuel Levinas
Paradise Lost, John Milton
God's Many-Splendored Image. A Theological Anthropology for Christian Formation, Sr. Verna E. F. Harrison
Love in the Ruins, Walker Percy
Love Alone is Credible, Hans Urs von Balthasar
Earth Abides, George R. Stewart
A Severe Mercy, Sheldon VanAuken
Miracles, C. S. Lewis
Broken Music, Sting
Let Us Rejoice: Poems 2003-2009, Seth Jani
Poetry, Language, Thought, Martin Heidegger
Till We Have Faces, C. S. Lewis
The Courage To Be, Paul Tillich

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