This is a podcast on most of the poems shared at the July 31st poetry reading hosted by The Lift bookstore in the Houston Heights. A special thank you goes out to Rhonda Rhodes and her entire team for hosting this evening of poetry.
Poems: There Are Times ~ Whenever You Watch Me ~ Weave ~ Rumi ~ A Mockingbird's Song - Dancing Like Lightning - Park Avenue ~ Storm Shadow
When Angels Are Born celebrates poetry as a language of deep intimacy, a language meant to touch the human spirit and awaken it to the mystery of life, all life. These poems are an invitation into a world that is intimate and wondrous, one that explores the depths of all human hearts. Beckoning the reader to engage in a spiritual practice of divine intimacy that opens the eyes and ears of the human heart, and invites a person into the mystery of relationships and creation, a world of openness and timelessness.
Such a practice offers the reader an opportunity to explore the mystery of human thought, interconnections, creativity, and design, our deepest intentions, in a perichoresis or divine dance of words, love, intimacy, and transformation. Through this dance and practice, this openness the reader may discover a spiritual indwelling, an intimacy, where we discover oneness at work throughout creation, where we find that we dwell within one another, come and dance this divine dance.
"That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us (John 17:21)."
Ron Starbuck is an author, poet, the Publisher-CEO of Saint Julian Press, and an Episcopalian. with certain Buddhist leanings who values comparative literature and literary dialogues in many forms.