Journey from here to HERE
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Poems and a few prose poems and parables, inspired by the Love of Avatar Meher Baba over forty-two years.IF YOU CLICK THE WORD "PREVIEW" UNDER THE COVER DISPLAY, YOU CAN READ 4 PIECES I THINK ARE FAIRLY REPRESENTATIVE. THE BOOK HAS FOUR PARTS: •I. "The Journey", 7 poems Baba gave in the '80s, which have always felt special; •II. "Bouquet for the Master", around twenty short and medium-length poems; •III. "Ghazals", ten ghazals in the rhymed-couplet style that Francis Brabazon used most of the time' and •IV. "Prose-Poems and Parables", several short or longer pieces that seemed to fit prose form better than verse form (One brief, humorous piece here is titled "The Mast's Discourse."). The book is 87 pages, several of course being Contents, etc. The cover is the tile that my wife Barbara and I did for the Wall at the MPR at Meherabad, which I happily found and photographed it while on pilgrimage there!
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Sep 24, 2013I like these poems and thoughts by Max Reif in "Journey from here to HERE." They reflect many years of study with great teachers, and courageous exploration within. Sometimes his words plumb a wonderful depth that is nourishing to witness; sometimes they yield a perfect lightness that helps unburden the hour, day or decade. Max has a beautiful heart I bet many hearts would like to meet ... via his fine pen. Daniel Ladinsky Bestselling Penguin author of poetry
Sep 19, 2013review by Gabriella Tal, posted on POEMS FOR MEHER BABA, FACEBOOK:............................................................... "Be gentle, o pilgrim, be gentle with your spirit./ Don’t try to murder your lower part, and do not fear it." Max Reif in “Journey from here to HERE" ........................................................................................................................................... So humane, humorous and grand advice. I love Max Reif’s poetry and free prose. His rhymes are so unexpected and telling! He’s someone who has a story worth listening to – it’s all of our stories in that it opens us into parts of ourselves we’d forgotten and suggests new spiritual doorways to slip through. If this poem touches you, you can buy his book at the link below. This is just one of many that spoke to me. I’ve been relishing reading it over morning coffee.
Sep 19, 2013Journey from here to HERE(Poems and a Bit of Prose by Max Reif): Review by Jim Migdoll Max Reif always lays bare his heart and soul in his poetry. That’s what you want in a poet isn’t it?! And if that same poet were able to challenge the readers’ intellect, prod the heart and tickle the funny bone: Well that’s a poet we’d wanna’ read … isn’t it? Max’s handles these three poetic tools quite handily. With lines such as these: "The price of inspired words is generally a broken heart./ Within this enigma lies the mystery of Art." Or from the poem titled "Honeymoon": "When life was in the Pink/and You were Food/and I was hungry… Max’s “conscious” journey with the Beloved began in 1971, and that long history of ups and downs is expressed so clearly and movingly in this little book (93 pages). A lovely book and it even has a happy ending! The last words from the last poem: "Open all/Of Heavens doors and windows/And then keep flying (from MEHER BABA AUSTRALIA,... More > SEPT/NOV, 2013)< Less
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- Max Reif (Standard Copyright License)
- First Edition
- July 30, 2013
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.74 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 5.5 wide x 8.5 tall
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