To Touch the Sky (Paperback)
Poems of Mystical, Spiritual & Metaphysical Light
New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811213967, 224pp.
Publication Date: February 17, 1999
- The Song of Songs
- Poems (Sappho)
- The Cosmic Fragments (Herakleitos)
- Saying Poems (Yeshua the Messiah)
- Apocalypse (John of Patmos)
- Taoist and Buddhist Poems (Wang Wei)
- Allegorical Bestiary (Bishop Theobaldus)
- Mystical Poems (Mira Bai)
- Mystical Poems (St. John of the Cross)
- Sonnets to Orpheus (Rainer Maria Rilke)
The poetry included here spans three thousand years and contains some of the most profound and inspiring writing of world literature: some following the way of fantastic realism while some is mysto-erotic. As Barnstone says: " I]n the instance of our authors, the unsayable has been refashioned into the precision of poetry."