New Book Celebrating Walt Whitman —- featuring a poem of mine on angels


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Are you a lover of American poet, Walt Whitman?

Then, you’ll probably enjoy this new tribute anthology, “Endlessly Rocking”, currently available on Amazon.

ttps://www.amazon.com/Endlessly-Rocking-Poems-Whitmans-Birthday/dp/1936373629

"Endlessly Rocking" honors the memory of Whitman as it considers his legacy 200 years after his birth -- in a variety of poetry written in response to, in the style of, and as a tribute to the celebrated, ecstatic poet.
Below, is my poem featured in this new book:

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And, if you’re wondering Why Am I Afraid of Angels, here’s my feeble answer:

I believe that such a concentration of Light is intimidating, overwhelming ... I think of angels as an embodiment of our higher conscience — to endure such an awesome encounter, one must be spiritually mature, pure of heart.

Or, as another beloved poet, Rilke, powerfully put it:
"For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror, which we are still just able to endure, and we are so awed because it serenely disdains to annihilate us. Every angel is terrifying."


Wishing you a lovely, and restorative weekend. d. 🙏🏼✨

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12.10.2019 14:04
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Thank you, for your support; I'm glad to be back :)

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12.10.2019 20:08
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Hey, thanks, for the cake and the encouragement :)

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12.10.2019 23:28
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Beautiful poem. What if brings all our inner fears to shocking realization.
I don't think we are ready or willing to meet our higher conscience.
I do love american poetry. This book sounds very interesting. I'm sure you'll love the poetry of @oacevedo. My recent translation of one of his poetry will surely echo some of Whitman's ideas.

12.10.2019 20:50
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Thank you, for the appreciation and introduction to your work and that of oacevedo -- I'm off to discover :)

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13.10.2019 21:28
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Much appreciated, kind folks :)

I've been gone for a bit, and grateful for the warm welcome of your attention and support _/|\_

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14.10.2019 14:53
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