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#4106 - Thursday, December 16, 2010 - Editor: Gloria Lee
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The poet lights the light and fades away. But the light goes on and on. - Emily Dickinson
http://www.ferryfee.com/bluesky/All_beings.html photos by Alan Larus
?"Poetry has an immediate effect on the mind. The simple act of reading poetry alters thought patterns and the shuttle of the breath. Poetry induces trance. Its words are chant. Its rhythms are drum beats. Its images become the icons of the inner eye. Poetry is more than a description of the sacred experience; it carries the experience itself." - Ivan M. Granger
Let the vision
of the vastness
Pilgrims will come
the grand temple
that once stood,
made this empty plain
Yes, seekers, you
my bent secret:
All saints slouch.
God's lovers lean
into the divine embrace
let the years pass.
Struggling for straightness,
your strivings shaken,
learn what true knowers know:
Effort clears the way,
but the steps
are already taken.
Poetry Chaikhana readers often ask
me about myself. Who is the guy behind all those poetry emails?
What drew you to sacred poetry? And just what does "Poetry
Chaikhana" mean? As
a way to answer some of those questions, I thought I'd post an audio interview I did a couple of years ago. I talk a
little about myself, and a lot about poetry -- the
transformational power of poetry, the ways poetry naturally
expresses the sacred experience, the non-dogmatic nature of
poetry. And I read a few poems.
I hope you find it inspiring and thought-provoking...
Click to listen: Interview with Ivan M. Granger
Ivan M. Granger is the creator and webmaster of the Poetry Chaikhana website.
View All Poems by Ivan M. Granger
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