By Patrick Laude
The fast poems during this e-book replicate the religious insights of a few of the best poets, saints, and sages identified to Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, and local American traditions.
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Compliment ye and bless my Lord, and provides Him thank you, And serve Him with a very good humility. —St. Francis of Assisi, The reflect of Perfection translated by way of Robert Steele (New York, 1963) 88 A backyard Amidst Flames Love and the noble middle are yet something, at the same time the clever guy tells us in his rhyme, the single with out the opposite venturing in addition to cause from a reasoning brain. Nature, disposed to like, creates Love king, Making the center a residing position for him in which he lies quiescent, snoozing occasionally a bit, now an extended time. Then good looks in a virtuous woman’s face Pleases the eyes, remarkable the center so deep A craving for the exciting factor could upward thrust. occasionally goodbye it lingers in that position Love’s spirit is woke up from his sleep. via a priceless guy a woman’s moved likewise. —Dante Alighieri, l. a. Vita Nuova translated through Barbara Reynolds (New York, 1969) 89 Music of the Sky With rejoicing mouth, with rejoicing tongue, by means of day and this night you'll name. Fasting, you are going to sing with the voice of the lark and maybe in our happiness, in our pride, from a few position on the earth, the writer of guy, the Lord omnipotent, will pay attention you. “Ay! ” he'll say to you, and also you anywhere you're and therefore without end with out different lord yet him will reside, could be. —Inca, within the path of the Wind: American Indian Poems and formality Orations via John Bierhorst (New York, 1992) ninety A backyard Amidst Flames That our earth mom might wrap herself In a fourfold gown of white meal; That she might be coated with frost flora; That yonder on all of the mossy mountains The forests may possibly huddle including the chilly; That their fingers should be damaged through the snow, so that the land should be therefore, i've got made my prayer sticks into dwelling beings. —Zuni, American Indian Poetry: An Anthology of Songs and Chants edited via George W. Cronyn (New York, 1962) ninety one Music of the Sky I cross the Pipe good friend of Wakinyan, I move the pipe to you first. Circling I move to you who reside with the daddy. Circling go to starting day. Circling move to the attractive one. Circling I whole the 4 quarters and the time. I go the pipe to the daddy with the Sky. I smoke with the nice Spirit. allow us to have a blue day. —Sioux, The Magic international: American Indian Songs and Poems chosen and edited by way of William Brandon (New York, 1971) ninety two A backyard Amidst Flames O Saichi, the place is the Land of Bliss? My Land of Bliss is correct the following. the place is the road of divisions? among this global and the Land of Bliss? The eyes are the road of department. —Saichi, River of fireside, River of Water: An advent to the natural Land culture of Shin Buddhism through Taitetsu Unno (New York, 1998) ninety three Music of the Sky Wind and air are , however it is one wind, one air. Amida and that i are , however the compassion of Namu-amida-butsu* is one. —Saichi, River of fireplace, River of Water: An advent to the natural Land culture of Shin Buddhism via Taitetsu Unno (New York, 1998) * Editor’s notice: the nembutsu, “namu-amida-butsu” (I entrust myself to Amida Buddha) is the recitative prayer of the natural Land culture of Shin Buddhism.