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What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night;
It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time;
It is the little shadow that runs across the grass
And loses itself in the sunset.
—Chief Isapwo Muksika Crowfoot

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Music of the Sky: An Anthology of Spiritual Poetry is a collection of spiritual poetry from antiquity to the present, reflecting many styles and expressions of our experince of the sacred through the medium of poetry. All traditions will be represented, including the great world religions.

The short poems in this book reflect the spiritual insights of some of the greatest poets, saints, and sages known to Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, and Native American traditions. Their voices rise above the outward limitations of sect and creed into a single chorus affirming the deeply human need for the Sacred. The words of these poets underline the great and universal challenge of facing suffering and death, the boundless compassion and love which touches all life, and the knowledge and unity of the transcendent and immanent Real. This book is an inexhaustible well of light to carry along the way.

An excerpt from Music of the Sky

Eternal spring wind,
I know you won’t be too rough
On the delicate
Branches and buds
Of the weeping willow.
—Rengetsu, Lotus Moon: The Poetry of the Buddhist Nun Rengetsu
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