Gregory Orr's Concerning the Book That Is the Body of the Beloved PDF

By Gregory Orr

ISBN-10: 1619320649

ISBN-13: 9781619320642

"The center 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 remembers Rumi in its look for the loved and its passionate trust within the therapeutic features of paintings and beauty.

"Concerning the publication that's the physique of the Beloved" is an incantatory get together of the "Book," an imaginary and self-gathering anthology of the entire lyrics--both poems and songs--ever written. each one poem highlights a different element of the human , and jointly the poems discover love, loss, recovery, the wonderful thing about the realm, the great thing about the loved, and the secret of poetry. the aim and tool of the booklet is to assist us stay by means of reconnecting us to the area and to our emotional lives.

"I placed the beloved
In a wood coffin.
the fireplace ate his body;
The flames gobbled her.
I positioned the beloved
In a poem or song.
Tucked it between
pages of the Book.
How shiny the flames.
All of me burning,
All of me on fire
And nonetheless whole."

There is not anything fairly like this book--an "active anthology" within the most sensible sense--where contributors locate the poems and songs that would 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 a number of awards for his paintings, such a lot lately the Academy Award in Literature from the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters. Orr has taught on the collage of Virginia considering the fact that 1975 and used to be, 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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A que nadie es capaz de arrancarle una hoja a la biblia ya que el papel higienico se acabo a ver a ver a que nadie se atreve a escupir la bandera chilena primero tendria que escupir mi cadaver apuesto mi cabeza a que nadie se rie como yo cuando los filisteos lo torturan. 3* XXIII N ow hear the challenges of the Christ of Elqui: raise your hands if you think you’re brave enough if there’s anybody who dares to drink a cup of holy water if anybody has the guts to take communion without confession if there’s anybody brave enough to smoke a cigarette on his knees chickens!

30 XXI I am thoroughly convinced 10 0 % that sex cools the spiritual ardor that is why I remain a bachelor I stand absolutely firm on this a priest who breaks the vow of chastity is a surefire candidate for hell and for that same reason I condemn with all my authority the theory and practice o f masturbation I know there are certain depraved priests who indulge in this practice in front of the mirror I sympathize with them but they disgust me if they have this little control over themselves they should hang up their hoods.

X After my poor mother gave up the ghost I made a firm resolution not to let myself be overcome with anger to answer insolence with kindness sarcasm with Christian sweetness arrogance with the humility of a ewe no matter how extreme the provocation although I confess I was sometimes at the point of rebellion against the Creator for such outrageous injustice as he allows. 19 XI Un agregado de ultima hora: tan pronto como se me aparecio el Senor tome un lapiz y una maquina de escribir y me puse a redactar mis predicas en el mejor castellano posible no sin antes haberme retirado al desierto por un lapso de 7 anos consecutivos claro que sin la menor vanidad a pesar de que soy un analfabeto nunca pise la puerta de una escuela mi papa fue mas pobre que la rata por no decir otra cosa peor Distinguidos lectores: en estos momentos os estoy escribiendo en una enorme maquina de escribir desde el escritorio de una casa particular eso si que ya no vestido de Cristo sino que de ciudadano vulgar y corriente y les pido con gran humildad leanme con un poquito de carino yo soy un hombre sediendo de amor y muchas gracias por la atencion dispensada.

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