99 Psalms by SAID,Mark S. Burrows PDF

By SAID,Mark S. Burrows

ISBN-10: 1612613675

ISBN-13: 9781612613673

SAID's ninety nine Psalms are poems of compliment and lament, of wondering and considering. within the culture of the Hebrew psalmist, they locate their voice in exile, hence person who is either existential and geographical. His selection to incorporate ninety nine during this assortment remembers the traditional Muslim culture that ascribes ninety nine names to Allah, even though the "lord" whom this psalmist addresses isn't bounded through this or the other spiritual culture. As psalms that flip to the "lord" with a lover's vulnerability, they steer clear of each hint of sentimentality. quite, they search to open us to the secret of human existence, caution us of the problems we are facing in our makes an attempt to stay peaceably jointly in the course of our differences."These psalms sound the pressing desire for revelation, implying a powerful corrective to our glossy fabric existence. it's a pleasure to witness the imaginative and prescient of such an arresting poet. this can be a e-book to savor."-Maurice Manning, recipient of the 2009 Hanes Poetry Award from the Fellowship of...

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This is a radical political ideal, gesturing toward a sense of the world's essential oneness across our obvious differences. What more vivid metaphor than the wind could one find to speak of a commonality transcending the inequalities of power and poverty that otherwise divide us? As such an image suggests, SAID's psalms are distinctly human in intention and texture, reaching into and beyond the particular traditions of Muslim, Jewish, or Christian prayer. They belong to us, like the ancient Psalms of the Israelite people, as inhabitants of a common “home” on this earth, resident aliens who are willing to resist “the establishment and its doings” [20] when these seek to privilege one nation or people or group over others.

III. Title: Ninety-nine psalms. 92–dc23 2013007310 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, stored in an electronic retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or any other—except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the prior permission of the publisher. com Printed in the United States of America for my parents Robert and Marion Burrows with abiding gratitude look i attend to things with their quietly flowing creed SAID Contents Acknowledgments Preface Psalms Notes on the Psalms Afterword Acknowledgments Five of these poems first appeared in the translation issue of Poetry 199 (March 2012); four also appeared in Seminary Ridge Review 16 (Spring 2013).

Then reveal yourself also to the beggar beneath the undivided heavens and to the stray mare under the shelter be path be night until walking in the light i fall into the snare [76] look lord i draw near like a defenseless continent that wants to be neither conquered nor caressed my kiss should bind these the eagle with the worm for i eat the bread of the earth and judge the work of the day my prayer wants to step forth from speech and disturb your solitude for this i bear on my tongue my wings and my abysses [77] lord be silent!

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