Spiritual Poetry

Allegory addressed to the intellectual powers, while it is altogether hidden from the corporeal understanding, is my definition of the most sublime poetry. William Blake

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After spending forty years of my life in left-brain lock down, and never writing a single line of poetry, I woke up one day and started writing poetry, mostly of a very spiritual nature. The very first poem I wrote was The Song of Creation. The Song of Creation is an epic poem, like Blake’s Jerusalem. Like Jerusalem it is a recounting and a prophecy. It is the entire story of creation from the first glimmering to the ultimate and inevitable denouement, but with a difference. In this creation story there is no good and evil, there is no “us and them.” In this creation story the multitudes are brought together in shared purpose and in so doing all excuses and justifications are removed. The violence and disregard, the hierarchy and the privilege, the pain and the suffering, end as we finally realize and remember that we are members of the same glorious family of Spirit. If you visit the Song of Creation book page there is a link for you to download the full text to read for free. You can also support this work by purchasing a copy for your coffee room table.

After writing this book length poem I went on to write other poems, like Reed, or Shambhala Warriors, or The Redemption. A couple of poems are just for fun, but most have deeper spiritual significance. Indeed, some poems are “messages” for this time and this place, in the sense that William Blake speaks of the messages in his poems. It would be possible, I suppose, to write out the “messages” of these poem in prose form, but then not everybody is ready to hear, nor, even still, are all people inclined to be concerned. I would not bother those who are not ready, or who do not choose. Let them live out the rest of their lives as they see fit, hopefully hurting only themselves. For the rest, the messages are here when you are ready. Just follow your intuition and read that which you are guided to read.

My poems are all listed below, along with a short commentary by yours truly. I add to them as the spirit moves me. Feel free to share these poems around, or to republish them in your online or print magazine.  If you use a poem, make a donation through Paypal (michael@avatarpublication.com) if you are able. Pay whatever you can. If you can’t, no worries. Just make a proper attribution, and send me an email to let me know where you are using the poem.

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References

Blake, W. (1803). Letter to Thomas Butts. Retrieved from http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Page:The_letters_of_William_Blake_(1906).djvu/183


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