The Erotic Spirit

The Erotic Spirit

An Anthology of Poems of Sensuality, Love, and Longing

Book - 1995
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Random House, Inc.
This extraordinary collection of poems—covering thirty centuries of poetry from around the world—celebrates the erotic spirit in all its forms, from the passion of sexual desire to the intense longing for spiritual union. Beginning with anonymous Egyptian love songs from the fifteenth century BCE and continuing up to today's finest poets, the book draws on a broad range of cultural and spiritual traditions, including ancient Greek and Roman erotic poems, ecstatic Sufi songs, Chinese elegies for lost lovers, and bawdy English satires. Many of the poems are presented here in new translations by the editor, Sam Hamill, one of America's premier poet translators.

Baker & Taylor
Explores the spiritual aspects of eros through poems by Sappho, Ovid, Tzu Yeh, Li Po, Izumi Shikibu, Kabir, Anne Bradstreet, John Keats, Walt Whitman, Baudelaire, Emily Dickinson, Gioconda Belli, and Dorianne Laux

Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 1995
ISBN: 9780877739579
Characteristics: xxi, 200 p. ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Hamill, Sam


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