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  Mystic Babylon: S.F. Open Mike Poetry Podcast
The second poet is Mirabai Hagen from the Open Mike, Amnesia, and the last poet is Claire Marie from K’vetch.
This is John Rhodes and this is Mystic Babylon Open Mike Poetry Podcast broadcasting from near the Haight in San Francisco.
He was elected Poet Laureate of California in 2005 and I think that means that shortly his honor shall be transferred to another poet.
mysticbabylon.podomatic.com   (9069 words)

  Mystic Poetry
Mystic poets are those enlightened beings who have personal encounters with the spiritual world and have touched the borders of known with the unknown, human with the divine, personal with the cosmic.
Mystic poets see a human being, human self and human consciousness as a drop of water and the eternal truth and cosmic consciousness as an ocean.
Mystic poets highlight that after traveling in the dark alleys of one’s soul and on convoluted paths of the spiritual labyrinth, human beings reach a stage where they discover their inner light.
www.drsohail.com /doc/mystic_poetry.htm   (852 words)

 KARACHI: Mystic music captivates students -DAWN - Local; 07 March, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The audience, majority of whom was the teenaged students of the Madressah, visibly felt the force in the message of mystic poets.
The mystic poets of Sindh in their poetry had also been promoting the message of tolerance, he added.
He said that the main objective to organize this music programme was to develop awareness among people in the age of wars, battles and hatred through the poetic message of love and peace, PPI adds.
www.dawn.com /2005/03/07/local7.htm   (333 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for mystic
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 Kashmiri Poets: Shamas Faqir
From the biographies of the renowned mystics of the world, supported by what has come down to us in the form of their sayings and writings, we gather that while some of them remained mostly absorbed in contemplation the majority also practised love and piety as the benefactors of mankind in general.
While mystical union is conceived in the Hindu scriptures, including the Upanishads, as the complete merger of the individual soul with God, for the Christian mystics it implies the soul's experience of the constant presence of God.
Mystical in thought and aphoristic in form, his shruks have impressed and influenced both the communities, Hindus and Muslims, in Kashmir as the vakhs of Lal Ded.
www.koausa.org /Poets/ShamasFaqir.html   (3537 words)

 Poet - Wikinfo
Poets are authors of poems, or of other forms of poetry such as dramatic verse.
Poets are often regarded as imaginative thinkers or writers.
Poets day is a reference to Friday in workplaces which have a shorter working day at the end of the week.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Poets   (418 words)

The Three Poets were contemporaries and are considered to be amongst the greatest Chinese poets, though Du Fu did not receive much recognition for his poetry during his life.
Churchyard poets - "Churchyard Poets" or "Graveyard Poets" is a critical term applied in retrospect to a number of English poets of the 1740s to the 1790s who wrote in the vein of Thomas Gray's Elegy in a Country Churchyard (1750).
In The First poets the story of the poets, was published, Mark Strand called it a tour de force, an astonishing view of the term "poet laureate" arose its restriction in England an official office of Poet Laureate, being granted in 1389 an annual allowance of wine.
je21.maptohealthandwealth.com /poets.html   (1466 words)

 Poems. Poetry. Poets.
Word has spread like wildfire from mailbox to mailbox, and to date thousands of poets have submitted poems or personal statements to register their opposition to the Bush administration's headlong plunge toward war in Iraq.
This space is dedicated to poetry and to the people who make poetry possible: poets and their readers.
Poets are encouraged to submit their work for publication here.
www.spondee.net   (519 words)

 The Mystic Poets of Maharashtra
There was a resplendent galaxy of poet saints in Maharashtra from the 13th to the 17th Century, from Jnandev (1275-'96) down to Turkaram (1608-'90).
He was both scholar and poet, and his verse exposition of chapter XI of the Bhagavata is as illuminating and as popular as the Jnaneshwari.
The woman poet Bahinabai speaks of him as the steeple or pinnacle of the edifice whose foundation Jnaneshwara had laid.
www.sol.com.au /kor/9_03.htm   (1562 words)

 Mystic Poets
This is the message of the mystic poets, who see the relationship between a seeker and God as the same as between a lover and their Beloved.
Their love of God awakens in the heart a yearning to rise up and touch the ocean of Oneness, to be consumed in the transcendental fire, to die in Love and be reborn anew.
The reference to wine in mystic poetry is a metaphor for the pure love of the divine and the feeling of intoxication it brings.
www.onetruename.com   (525 words)

 Vedanta - Tagore: The Mystic Poets   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rabindranath Tagore is one of the most influential mystic poets and teachers of his time.
Overwhelmingly mystical and lovely in its simplicity, this unique collection offers insight into Tagore’s heavenly desires, his ongoing quest for Brahama Vihara, the joy eternal, and illuminates the remarkable diversity that made him the most important bridge between the spirituality of the East and West in the first half of the twentieth century.
In his writings, the poet and mystic takes us on a spiritual quest and gives us a glimpse of the infinite in the midst of the finite, unity at the heart of all diversity, and the Divine in all beings and things of the universe.
www.vedanta.com /showbook.cfm?booknum=10000958   (267 words)

Teresa of Avila, and the Italian mystic Catherine of Siena.
Mystically, ecstasy is an exalted act of perception - "the last term of contemplation," as described by Underhill: "The word has became a synonym for joyous exaltation, for the inebriation of the Infinite." (see Mystical experiences)
Writers and poets often produce works after viewing a natural scene such as a sunset, or some other natural phenomena, which was seen as beautiful and inspired their creations.
www.themystica.com /mystica/articles/e/ecstasy.html   (1094 words)

 Presberg: Transfiguring Form   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Indeed, San Juan’s mystical verse represents a private, monastic undertaking, produced on the margins of secular society and the competitive milieu of poetic schools or literary circles (Wilson 14, 71; Orozco 115-170).
More important, however, what sets him apart from other mystics or mystic poets is the degree to which both the process and product of his acts of self-creation rely on an innovative refashioning of existing poetic and religious codes and on a method of systematic contradiction.
Life on the hither side of either mystical union or beatitude is shown to be fraught with a blend of warring contraries, opposing tensions within both the sensible and spiritual parts of the soul.
www.gc.maricopa.edu /laberinto/fall98/presberg.htm   (7715 words)

 Vitasta Annual Number: A Kashmir Sabha, Kolkata Publication
Lal Ded and Shiekh Noor-Ud-Din Noorani are the first two Kashmiri poets whose major part of the non-mystic poetry falls under this form; of course, with one difference; Lal Ded basing her poetry on Shaivite faith, and Nund Rishi on Islamic ethics.
The ever accummaling legacy in mystic poetry is so fecundite in content and so diversifying in form as to attract any critic to pick up numerous noteworthy traits, wise saws and pithy sayings, didactic quidities and intuitive flashes even,in the otherwise obscure mystics all converging on 'discovery of the innerself'.
One aspect of all mystic poets, without distinction of creed is patent : all preached catho-licism, renunciation of things worldly, tolerance, unitive state of the soul.
vitasta.org /2001/2.4.html   (4821 words)

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+P7 Mawlavi, the greatest of all the mystic poets of the East, whose poems are known for their elucidations of the spiritual journey of man and his attainments in the realms of God, has stated, "We have found Bahá and we hasten to offer our life as a sacrifice to Him.
Some of the mystic divines among the Israelites have emphatically drawn the attention of their followers to the two letters "b" and "h" indicating that they have some idea about the Greatest Name.
Contrary to this, mystics believe in only two worlds; the world of God and the world of man. They proclaim that should man cleanse himself from all worldly desires and earthly attachments, he will be enabled to attain the presence of his Lord, the Creator.
bahai-library.com /?file=faizi_symbol_greatest_name   (3973 words)

 History of Bangladesh
These verse by Buddhist mystic poets are not only beautifully written and add greatly to Bengali literary traditions but they also constitute an invaluable source for the study of Bengali society and the Buddhist religion between the seventh and twelfth centuries.
The Bengali siddhas, Buddhist mystics, used poetry as a vehicle for teaching one of the most difficult and mystic religious, that known as the shahajia mystic school of Buddhism.
The pundits' and poets' writing were silent but not the singers of the mystic cults and folk culture of the common people.
www.bongoz.com /history   (7883 words)

 Influence of Iranian Literature on Indian Literature....I   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He was the first Urdu poet, but he sometimes wrote mixed poetry, one line being in Farsi and the other in Urdu.
So most of the Sunni mystics and poets found their way to other appreciative courts such as Mughal court in Delhi or Ottoman Court in Istanbul.
According to the historian Badayuni in his "Muntakhib at-Tawarikh" in the court of Akbar, there were 167 poets, most of whom sang in Farsi or claimed Iran as their motherland.
www.mihanfoundation.org /literature/indian.html   (806 words)

 Poets Religious Genres Poetry Literature Arts
Despite odd take on faith, a welcome anthology of religious poetryCatholic Online, CA - Feb 28, 2007The poets in American Religious Poems are arranged by date of birth, one way of sorting this large cast of characters.
The workshop would provide a venue where poets wouldn't have to justify...
A $1000 grand prize is being offered in a special religious poetry contest sponsored by the New Jersey Rainbow Poets, free to anyone who has...
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Arts/Literature/Poetry/Genres/Religious/Poets   (319 words)

 The Book of THoTH (Leaves of Wisdom) - Attar
Attar is one of the most famous mystic poets of Iran.
In the style of Sufi poets in general, Attar exalts earthly love as a prelude to divine love, and a form which even if not perfect, always has a spiritual aspect because the beloved becomes supreme.
It is reported that Attar gave a copy of one of his mystic poetry books to the young Jalal o-Din (who was not called Rumi or Molana until much later when he became the great mystic and poet as he is known today).
book-of-thoth.com /thebook/index.php?title=Attar   (517 words)

 Yunus Emre Summary
Yunus Emre (1238?–1320?) was a Turkish poet and Sufi mystic.
He is one of the first poets known by name to have composed extensively in the Turkish language, and his poems—despite being fairly simple on the surface—evidence his skill in describing quite abstruse mystical concepts in a clear way.
The Poetry of Yūnus Emre, A Turkish Sufi Poet.
www.bookrags.com /Yunus_Emre   (627 words)

 Hopkins Preface by Rev. Thomas Ryan, C.S.P., Book Review in America, the Catholic magazine with book reviews, news, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hopkins (1844-89), a Jesuit priest, is one of the world’s finest poets of nature and spirituality, as well a major experimenter in sound and rhythm.
Facts: the poet died at age 44 (not 45), began studying theology in 1874 (not 1875), was curate in London in 1878 (not 1877).
The book is better on mysticism, which Father Ryan defines in popular terms: “In the Catholic tradition of Christian faith, mysticism is essentially a deeply human life....
www.americamagazine.org /BookReview.cfm?textID=3818&articletypeid=31&issueID   (508 words)

 The Hand of Poetry: Five Mystic Poets of Persia, Translations from the Poems of Sanai, Attar, Rumi, Saadi and Hafiz ...
The Hand of Poetry: Five Mystic Poets of Persia, Translations from the Poems of Sanai, Attar, Rumi, Saadi and Hafiz (Lectures on Persian Poetry)
The five featured poets are each dazzling masters of language whose works grow richer with each re-reading.
My favourite is "Mysticism" in which he writes "I met a woman once and asked her where love had led her.
www.clanbrandon.co.uk /book-shop/the+hand+of+poetry+five+mystic+poets+of+persia+translations+from+the+po...+hafiz+lectures+on+persian+poetry+coleman+barks+inayat+khan_0930872479.html   (353 words)

 BANGLAPEDIA: Charyapada   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The language of the Charyapada is referred to as Alo-Andhari (light and shadow) or sandhya bhasa (twilight language).
The Charyapada poets or siddhacharya were mystic poets, initiated in the sahajiya doctrine.
Nevertheless, though they provide valuable details of everyday life in the medieval period, the Charyapada poets were essentially mystic poets.
banglapedia.org /HT/C_0144.HTM   (394 words)

 Walt Whitman - Poems and Biography by AmericanPoems.com
He knew the Bible thoroughly, and as a God-intoxicated poet, desired to inaugurate a religion uniting all of humanity in bonds of friendship.
When the poet's Leaves Of Grass reached him as a gift in July, 1855, the Dean of American Letters thanked him for "the wonderful gift" and said that he rubbed his eyes a little "to see if the sunbeam was no illusion." Walt Whitman had been unknown to Emerson prior to that occasion.
A poet who was ardently singing on life and himself, Whitman is today claimed as one of the few truly great American men of letters.
www.americanpoems.com /poets/waltwhitman   (804 words)

 Books : Hopkins: The Mystic Poets (The Mystic Poets Series)
Tagore: The Mystic Poets (The Mystic Poets Series)
Gerard Manley Hopkins, Christian mystical poet, is beloved for his use of fresh language and startling metaphors to describe the world around him.
The poems unite his two devotions, presenting mystical images of Christ in the natural world, which serve as a window through which you might also begin to see the Divine Presence in the world around you.
www.myczechrepublic.com /cgi-bin/books-movies/shop.cgi?Operation=ItemLookup&ItemId=1594730105   (252 words)

 Saints and Sages: Lal Ded
This tradition of mystic ecstasy was continued, enriched and strengthened by later mystic poets and poetesses like Rupa Bhawani, Parmanand (1791-1874), Shams Fakir (1834-1904), Abdul Ahad Zargar and a host of others.
The present article is an attempt to explain, in as simple a manner as humanly possible, the technique Lalla Ded followed to reach her destination: discovering the Supreme residing in the depths of her own soul.
It is through this subtle mystical corridor that Kundalini Sakti rises upwards to meet her consort Siva in that thousand-petalled lotus of Sahasrara Within these two extremes are six centres of energy cilled cakras or lotuses.
www.koausa.org /Saints/LalDed/article5.html   (1247 words)

 Yunus Emre Biography | eorl_14_package.xml
According to available evidence, he was born in the village of Sarıköy (modern Emre) in central Anatolia, educated in the classical Islamic sciences, and later trained in the mystic path by a certain Tapduk Emre, whom he often mentions in his poems with great veneration.
There is also evidence that he traveled to Syria and Azerbaijan, as well as to Konya, where he may have met the great mystic poet Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, whose thought and mystic fervor exercised considerable influence on him.
Both the style and the language of his poems continued to exert a tremendous influence on most of the popular mystic poets down to the eighteenth century.
www.bookrags.com /biography/yunus-emre-eorl-14   (428 words)

 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - Poetry in Translation
This factor lends itself to the study of poets from numerous cultural and socio-political backgrounds.
After a discussion of various cultural backgrounds which will be placed on the chalkboard, students will name poets associated with their particular culture and, if possible I will elicit favorite poets and add them to the board.
Many students were not expecting to explore poets of their own cultural background and when presented with the work they became very enthusiastic and willing to participate.
www.poets.org /viewmedia.php/prmMID/17106   (2346 words)

 Call to the Cupboard Poets, by Peter Moltoni   (Site not responding. Last check: )
CALL TO THE CUPBOARD POETS They smile, the learned critics as they contemplate my lyrics and they ponder on my ballads and my lays.
Beware YOUR cultural crisis when the dawn of reason rises and the rhythm, rhyme and meter are reborn.
So let the cupboard poet take his trumpet out and blow it, for the cryptic, mystic poets now abroad, although they would disdain us, simply fail to entertain us and at best have left us puzzled, pained and bored.
tenderbytes.net /rhymeworld/cupboard.htm   (263 words)

 Hafiz —
Hafiz is one of the world’s most beloved poets, he is affectionately known as the “Tongue of the Invisible” and the great Poet-Seer Ralph Waldo Emerson himself remarked that “Hafiz is a poet for poets.”
As well as studying the Qu’ran Hafiz was also introduced to the other great Sufi poets such as Rumi, Farid –ud-din Attar and Saadi, these Sufi poets would later have some influence on the poetry of Hafiz.
Babu Kuhi was a famous poet who promised to fulfil 3 desires of anyone who could stay awake for 40 nights at his tomb.
www.writespirit.net /spiritual_poets/hafiz   (634 words)

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