Seasons of Your Heart by Macrina Wiederkehr, O.S. B. Prayers and reflections.
Gold in your Memories by Macrina Wiederkehr, Ave Maria Press in Notre Dame, IN. 1998, will be a deep mine for those who want to dig for the gold in their own memories. Macrina is someone who can put you in touch with the spiritual energy that resides within you to empower you to make new memories every day you live. She shares my belief that we are all a work in process and our lives are a tapestry of memories. I invite you to taste one of her haiku poems: “A tiny gold leaf / offers a silent sermon / from a barren branch.”
Rilke’s Book of Hours translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy. The subtitle is “Love Poems to God”.
These poems were considered by Rilke to be spontaneously received prayers. He shares with us a new kind of intimacy with God, finding the divine in the ordinary. Our role is to love the world and thereby love God into being.
The God Who Fell From Heaven by John Shea Poetry. You will find selections from this book in my Suggested Reading section of the study guides. Shea, helps us fashion poetry our of our everyday experiences,, much as the Psalmist did for the Hebrew Scriptures. Out of print, but Amazon will attempt to find it for you in their out of print service.
The Hour of the Unexpected by John Shea Prayer poems. Another of those books I reach out for when compiling my study guides. Out of print, but Amazon will attempt to fint for you in their out of print service. Rooted in our contemporary life experiences, they confron, shock,embrace, console comfort, and challenge.