Like dreams, like myths, poems exist at the margin of what is say-able. Each is the darling progeny, the fanciful creation of the Uncreated. Each has been granted license to depart from the consensual fiction we think of as "reality" in order to point to a deeper truth.
Like dreams and myths, poems are emissaries - still cloaked in the mist between worlds, between a literal history, and what is freshly arising from Mystery. If myths are collective dreams, then poems are dreams that have learned how to fly.
Poetry collections by Gary Rosenthal
Click to read excerpts and learn more (email to purchase):
- An Amateur's Guide to the Invisible World
- The You That Is Everywhere - love poems
- The Museum of the Lord of Shame
More poems by Gary
More about poetry
Love Poetry: The Great Neglected Tradition - Interview with Gary about the historical vicissitudes of love poetry
Love and the Poetic Tradition - Audio of Gary's opening address to the International Enneagram Conference