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  • Published: 5 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241391600
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368
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The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse

110 Poets on the Divine




An exciting new selection of poems exploring faith, the divine and doubt, written by poets across the world from antiquity to the present

Poets have always looked to the skies for inspiration and have written as a way of getting closer to the power and beauty they sense in nature, in each other and in the cosmos. This anthology is a holistic and global survey to a lyric conversation orbiting the divine that has been ongoing for millennia.

Beginning with the earliest attributable author in all of human literature, the twenty-third century BC Sumerian High Priestess Enheduanna, and taking in a constellation of voices - from King David to Lao Tzu, from the Epic of Gilgamesh to the Malian Epic of Sundiata - this anthology presents a number of canonical voices like Blake, Dickinson and Tagore, alongside lesser-anthologized diverse voices going up to the present day, that showcase the breathtaking multiplicity of ways humanity has responded to the divine across place and time.

These poets' voices commune between millenia, offering readers a chance to experience for themselves the vast and powerful interconnectedness of these incantations orbiting the most elemental of all subjects - our spirit.

  • Published: 5 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241391600
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368
Categories:

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