The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem takes place partly on the moon, at the Apollo 11 landing site, the Sea of Tranquility. Apollo, the Greek god of poetry, calls all the poets of the nations, ancient and modern, East and West, to assemble on the moon to consult on the meaning of modernity. The Parliament of Poets sends the Persona on a Journey to the seven continents to learn from all of the spiritual and wisdom traditions of humankind. On Earth and on the moon, the poets teach him a new global, universal vision of life. One of the major themes is the power of women and the female spirit across cultures. Another is the nature of science and religion, as well as the atwo cultures, a science and the humanities. This text constitutes the ninth draft.From there, Sun Wukong flies the Poet to Chang-an, where Du Fu leads him up the many stairs of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. ... Heading east, into the rising sun, past the Kingdom of Silla, ancient name of Korea, to the mountains of Lake Biwa, where Basho and Saigyo rested from their ... cool, the water I drank from the river even cooler, trickling along, over pebbles and sandy bars. Looking back towards the cliff, I could not make out separate caves, only a dark bluff above the trees.
|Title||:||The Parliament of Poets|
|Publisher||:||Earthrise Press - 2012-11-28|