The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual Poetry
The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual Poetry celebrates the unique spiritual life of women through a rich selection of poetry written over the past four thousand years, from thirty-six different languages and cultures. It ranges from verse by the first recorded poet, a Sumerian priestess named Enheduanna (circa 2,300 BCE), to Anne Sexton; from early Buddhist nuns to Emily Dickinson; from Hildegard of Bingen to Tess Gallagher. Many of the translations are from distinguished authors and poets, such as Coleman Barks, Samuel Beckett, Stanley Kunitz, W. S. Merwin, Kenneth Rexroth, Arthur Waley, and Richard Wilbur.
In this book (originally published as Voices of Light), the spiritual impulse is expressed broadly as a visionary quest toward self-realization, as well as the desire for union with God, with the source of divine light, with a mystic lover, or with the source of nature. Many of the poets here also remind us that the spiritual is within everyone and unites us through empathy with the suffering and joy of others—a poetry of witness.
Contributors include: Anne Bradstreet, Sappho, Sylvia Plath, Hildegard of Bingen, Yosano Akiko, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Tess Gallagher, Anne Sexton, Beatrice of Nazareth, Carolyn Forché, Mary: Mother of Jesus, Denise Levertov, Emily Dickinson, H.D., Linda Hogan, Charlotte Brontë, Louise Erdrich, Lucille Clifton, Anna Akhmatova, Marianne Moore, Mechthild of Magdeburg, Praxilla, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and many others.
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Review: The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual PoetryUser Review - Ivan M. - Goodreads
Another very good anthology of spiritual poetry by women, from ancient to modern times. Covers many of the same poets as Women in Praise of the Sacred, like Mirabai, Mahadevi, Lal Ded, Sappho, Sun ... Read full review
Review: The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual PoetryUser Review - Beth - Goodreads
Sometimes a book of poetry is just the company I'm looking for. Pulling this book off of my shelf and opening it up is a delightful experience. It is full of wonderful, little gems that I don't run ... Read full review
Enheduanna ca 2300 bce
Anonymous Jew 10TH3RD centur1es bce
Z1 Ye Tzu Yeh 6TH3RD centur1es bce?
PATACARA 6TH5TH CENTURIES BCE?
M1ryam Mother of Yeshua 1st century
Yeshe Tsogyel 757?817?
Izum1 Sh1k1bu Lady Izum1 ca 9741034
HlLDEGARD OF BlNGEN 1098II79
Charlotte Bronte 18161855
Rosal1a de Castro 18371885
Mar1anne Moore 18871972
Nelly Sachs 18911970
Mar1na Tsvetayeva 18921941
LORINE NlEDECKER 19031970
Jul1a de Burgos 19141953
Gwendolyn Brooks b 1917
Anonymous Provencal 12TH century
MUKTABAI 13TH CENTURY
LAL DED LALLA 14TH CENTURY?
Anonymous Nahuatl 15TH century
Anonymous Span1sh Songs 15TH16TH centur1es
SOR VlOLANTE DO CEU 1602? 1693
Ph1ll1s Wheatley 17531784
Annette von DrosteHulshoff 17971848
Mary Ellen Solt b 1920
Ingeborg Bachmann 19261973
Sylv1a Plath 19321963
Bella Akhmadul1na b 1937
Tess Gallagher b 1943
L1l1ana Ursu b 1949