By Gregory Orr
"The middle of Orr's poetry, now as ever, is the enigmatic snapshot . . . mystical, carnal, reflective, wry."--"San Francisco Review"
This book-length series of ecstatic, visionary lyrics recollects Rumi in its look for the cherished and its passionate trust within the therapeutic traits of artwork and beauty.
"Concerning the ebook that's the physique of the Beloved" is an incantatory occasion of the "Book," an imaginary and self-gathering anthology of the entire lyrics--both poems and songs--ever written. each one poem highlights a special element of the human , and jointly the poems discover love, loss, recovery, the wonderful thing about the area, the great thing about the loved, and the secret of poetry. the aim and gear of the booklet is to assist us dwell via reconnecting us to the realm and to our emotional lives.
"I placed the beloved
In a wood coffin.
the hearth ate his body;
The flames gobbled her.
I positioned the beloved
In a poem or song.
Tucked it between
pages of the Book.
How vivid the flames.
All of me burning,
All of me on fire
And nonetheless whole."
There is not anything really like this book--an "active anthology" within the top sense--where contributors locate the poems and songs that might maintain them. Or the poems locate them.
Gregory Orr is the writer of 8 books of poetry, 4 volumes of feedback, and a memoir. He has acquired quite a few awards for his paintings, so much lately the Academy Award in Literature from the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters. Orr has taught on the collage of Virginia due to the fact that 1975 and was once, for a few years, the poetry editor of "The Virginia Quarterly Review." He lives along with his relatives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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His books affect me (and, incidentally, so does the man whom I know cas ually) in such a manner that when I have found one of his beautiful pages I am always afraid of the next, which may upset everything again and turn what is attractive into something unworthy. ”— And in fact artistic experience lies so incredibly close to that of sex, to its pain and its ecstasy, that the two manifesta tions are indeed but different forms of one and the same yearning and delight And if instead of heat R ic h a r d D e h m 30 el: one might say—sex, sex in the great, broad, clean sense, free of any insinuation of ecclesiastical error, then his art would be very grand and infinitely im portant.
But leaming-time is always a long, secluded time, and so loving^ for a long while ahead and far o d into life, is—solitude, intensified and deepened loneness for him who loves. ), it is a high inducement to the individual to ripen, to become something in him self, to become world, to become world for him self for another’s sake, it is a great exacting claim upon him, something that chooses him out and calls him to vast things. Only in this sense, as the task of working at themselves ( “to hearken and to hammer day and night” ), might young people use the love that is given them.
Works of art are of an infinite loneliness and with nothing so little to be reached as with criticism. Only love can grasp and hold and be just toward them. Consider yourself and your feeling right every time with regard to every such argumenta tion, discus? ion or introduction; if you are wrong after all, the natural growth of your inner life will lead you slowly and with time to other insights. Leave to your opinions their own quiet undis turbed development, which, like all progress, must come from deep within and cannot be pressed or hurried by anything.
Concerning the Book That Is the Body of the Beloved by Gregory Orr