Ten Poems Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read — by Gary Z McGee

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Ten Poems Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read — by Gary Z McGee

Post by Welles » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:12 pm

Each of these poems is worthy of contemplation. They are...

1. All the World’s a Stage by William Shakespeare
2. The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
3. Lady Lazarus by Sylvia Plath
4. Walking Around by Pablo Neruda
5. A Dream within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe
6. If by Rudyard Kipling
7. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
8. Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night by Dylan Thomas
9. Solitude by Ella Wheeler Scott
10. Crow’s Fall by Ted Hughes

Ten Poems Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read — by Gary Z McGee

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Re: Ten Poems Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read — by Gary Z McGee

Post by Seeker13 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:26 pm

Dear Welles,
I'm wondering why these poems specifically were dubbed, Ten Poems Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read?


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Re: Ten Poems Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read — by Gary Z McGee

Post by Welles » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:03 pm

Hi Kim,

I've been reading Gary Z McGee's writing and thoughts for a long time. To me he is part of the spiritual awakening occurring on this planet that deals with discovering Truth, particularly beneath those aspects of reality that cloak true meanings and the intent of those who would rule. In that light it seemed to me that his choices were all focused on revealing truth's that are obscured and stimulating those of questioning mind. This is not necessarily what most people think of when they use the term 'spirituality' but I suggest that is the root of many journeys that lead to spiritual awakening.

That make sense?

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Re: Ten Poems Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read — by Gary Z McGee

Post by Seeker13 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:23 pm

Thanks for the explanation Welles. Most of the pieces were familiar to me, not necessarily evoking a sense for spiritual growth, but did prompt me try to figure out what McGee was meaning to convey. After rereading and contemplating each, mostly I was left perplexed, trying to grasp his intent for using those particular poems. Chalked it up to perspective, as in each of us seeing things from our own.

Now I think about it, it may have been my own expectations that led to the confusion. The simplicity of Sufi poetry has really resonated with me of late, probably because of my belief that the answers do not have to be so complicated. Emotional, political and spiritual snarls of life seem to surround me lately.

Thank you again for sharing so many thought provoking articles!

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We are akin to the aspen forests, seemingly separated but in actuality, one organism.

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