How the Light Gets In Writing As a Spiritual Practice

ISBN-10: 0199933987

ISBN-13: 9780199933983

Edition: 2013

Authors: Pat Schneider

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Introduction: What Has No Name Beyond the name there lies what has no name.
Poem: Sometimes Writing
There Is a Spirit: A Spirit is manifest in the Laws of the Universe
Poem: To Break Silence
Prayer: …finally to unfold again as if never before is to be the prayer.
Poem: About, Among Other Things, God
Ransom: There's Ransom in a Voice
Poem: Instructions For The Journey
Fear: Perhaps the world ends here.
Poem: This is a River
The Dark Night of the Soul: Follow, poet, follow right To the bottom of the night…
Poem: Welcoming Angels
Tradition: Religion: There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
Poem: Your Boat, Your Words
Tradition: Writing: What I want to say is this: I liked those little balls on my mud pies.
Poem: Braided Rug
Forgiving: What did I know, what did I know Of love's austere and lonely offices?
Poem: This Letter
Receiving Forgiveness
… sweet honey from my old failures.
Play Excerpt: The Undertaking
Doing Good: Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
Poem: Two Thousand Deaths
Changing the World: Yes, the work must be political…
Poem: This Flight
The Body: And the body. What about the body?
Poem: Going Home the Longest Way Around
Death: What have I ever lost by dying?
Prose Poem: Burning the Tobacco
Strangeness: There can be no great art… without a certain strangeness.
Poem: The Fish
Beloved Community: Be with those who help your being.
Poem: That One
Freedom: Now that I'm free to be myself, who am I?
Poem: Confession
Joy: The dark is distilled into light…
Poem: Blessing for a Writer
Notes for Teachers, Workshop/Retreat/Group Leaders, Counselors, and Spiritual Directors
Poems by Pat Schneider Appearing in This Volume
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