January 18, 2016

Poetry & Spirit


No matter what your spiritual practice, poetry can deepen it.

Articles:

Hirshfield, Jane. "Spiritual Poetry."  Poetry Foundation.  June 28, 2006.  Web. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/article/178390

Maitreyabandu.  "Thirteen Ways of Making Poetry a Spiritual Practice." Magma Journal.  c2013.  England.  http://magmapoetry.com/archive/magma-51/articles/13-ways-of-making-poetry-a-spiritual-practice/



These articles by Sheila Packa explore sacred texts and poetry. Each has links to source materials. The Poetry and Spirit Group @ UUCD for the Interfaith Group (2014).  The participants read selected sacred text(s) at each session and these were followed by writing exercises.

The Forms of Grief - Kaddish, Eulogy, Elegy, Requiem, and Poetry of Witness
http://sheilapacka.blogspot.com/2014/01/forms-of-grief.html

Walt Whitman and Dharma - Bhagavad Gita
http://sheilapacka.blogspot.com/2014/01/dharma-and-poetry.html

The Language of the Mystics - The Cloud of Unknowing, Mechthild von Magdeburg
http://sheilapacka.blogspot.com/2014/01/poetry-language-of-mystics.html

Emily Dickinson: Poetry and Spirit - Emily's poems are based on a hymn structure
http://sheilapacka.blogspot.com/2014/01/considering-emily-poetry-and.html

Carl Jung and Spirit of the Depth: Gnosticism and Art
http://sheilapacka.blogspot.com/2014/01/spirit-of-depth.html

Poetry and the Spirit - Diving for the Pearl
http://sheilapacka.blogspot.com/2014/01/poetry-and-spirit.html

Thunder of New Wings - New Beginnings and Margarite Porete - The Mirror of Simple Souls
http://sheilapacka.blogspot.com/2014/02/thunder-of-new-wings.html

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