Calligraphies of Love by Hassan Massoudy
Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God by Anita Barrows
A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings by Coleman Barks
Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Liberal Thought: Forms of Freedom (Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture) by Anna Barton
The Poems of Rowan Williams by Rowan Williams
?Calligraphies of Love by Hassan Massoudy
English | April 11, 2017 | ISBN: 0863569056 | EPUB | 128 pages | 23.8 MB
“Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.” Khalil Gibran
Inspired by love poems from the Arab and Muslim world, Hassan Massoudy’s elegant, swirling compositions capture in calligraphy what countless poets have wrought with words. Through broad strokes and vibrant colours, the artist conveys the essence and meaning of love as captured by Rumi, Khalil Gibran, Ibn Zaydoun and Paul Eluard among others.
With over one hundred colour illustrations, Calligraphies of Love is a unique gift book bringing together new works by one of the greatest calligraphers of our time.
Hassan Massoudy was born in 1944 in Najaf, southern Iraq. He moved to Baghdad in 1961 where he learnt the various classical styles of calligraphy, and studied graphic design and fine arts. He then studied at L’École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France, where he was further influenced by the art of Leger, Matisse, Soulages and Picasso. Massoudy’s work has been exhibited throughout Europe and the Middle East, and is in the permanent collections of the British Museum in London and the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, among others. His other publications in English include The Calligrapher’s Garden.
?Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God by Anita Barrows
English | November 1st, 2005 | ASIN: B001NGN28C, ISBN: 1573220337, 1594481563 | 272 Pages | EPUB | 0.18 MB
The 100th Anniversary Edition of a global classic, containing beautiful translations along with the original German text.
While visiting Russia in his twenties, Rainer Maria Rilke, one of the twentieth century’s greatest poets, was moved by a spirituality he encountered there. Inspired, Rilke returned to Germany and put down on paper what he felt were spontaneously received prayers. Rilke’s Book of Hours is the invigorating vision of spiritual practice for the secular world, and a work that seems remarkably prescient today, one hundred years after it was written.
Rilke’s Book of Hours shares with the reader a new kind of intimacy with God, or the divine—a reciprocal relationship between the divine and the ordinary in which God needs us as much as we need God. Rilke influenced generations of writers with his Letters to a Young Poet, and now Rilke’s Book of Hours tells us that our role in the world is to love it and thereby love God into being. These fresh translations rendered by Joanna Macy, a mystic and spiritual teacher, and Anita Barrows, a skilled poet, capture Rilke’s spirit as no one has done before.
?A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings by Coleman Barks
English | October 13th, 2009 | ASIN: B000UODXNC, ISBN: 006084597X, 0739483838 | 436 Pages | EPUB | 0.50 MB
Coleman Barks has played a central role in making the Sufi mystic Rumi the most popular poet in the world. A Year with Rumi brings together 365 of Barks’s elegant and beautiful translations of Rumi’s greatest poems, including fifteen never-before-published poems.
Barks includes an Introduction that sets Rumi in his context and an Afterword musing on poetry of the mysterious and the sacred. Join Coleman Barks and Rumi for a year-long journey into the mystical and sacred within and without. Join them in recognizing and embracing the divine in the sublime, in the ordinary, and in us all.
?Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Liberal Thought: Forms of Freedom (Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture) by Anna Barton
English | 26 Dec. 2017 | ISBN: 1137494875 | 257 Pages | PDF | 2.25 MB
This book explores the relationship between nineteenth-century poetry and liberal philosophy. It carries out a reassessment of the aesthetic possibilities of liberalism and it considers the variety of ways that poetry by William Wordsworth, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Arthur Hugh Clough, George Meredith, Robert Browning, Matthew Arnold and Algernon Charles Swinburne responds to and participates in urgent philosophical, social and political debates about liberty and the rule of law. It provides an account of poetry’s intervention into four different sites where liberalism has a stake: the self, the university, married life and the nation state and it seeks to assert the peculiar capacity of poetry to articulate liberal concerns, proposing poetic language as a means of liberal enquiry.
?The Poems of Rowan Williams by Rowan Williams
English | 1 Apr. 2014 | ASIN: B00ILZPV5U | 96 Pages | AZW3 | 186.93 KB
I dislike the idea of being a religious poet. I would prefer to be a poet for whom religious things mattered intensely.’ In the poems collected in this book, Rowan Williams writes of many things. He visits the Holy Land, commemorates the deaths of parents and close friends, explores elements of ancient Celtic culture; poems are inspired by works of art, landscapes rural and urban, and historical figures from Tolstoy to Simone Weil. What connects poem to poem is the poet’s vividly sensual language, his formal mastery, and how he can address, specifically and particularly, what matters most intensely. Earth is a hard text to read’, writes Welsh poet Waldo Williams in a poem translated here. For Rowan Williams, this very reading is the task of the poet.