!!> BOOKS ✯ Burning the Midnight Oil: Illuminating Words for the Long Night's Journey Into Day ⚡ Author Phil Cousineau – Tactical-player.co.uk
Cousineau has assembled a fascinating collection of writings related to night and dark They make for good reading a little at a time, especially on a winter s night and the variety of authors is wonderfully wide My only critique is that some of the selections seem to be a bit of a stretch in relation to the theme. In Burning The Midnight Oil, Word Wrangler Extraordinaire Phil Cousineau Has Gathered An Eclectic And Electric Collection Of Soulful Poems And Prose From Great Thinkers Throughout The Ages Whether Beguiling Listeners With Glorious Poetry Or Consoling Them With Prayers From Fellow Restless Souls, Cousineau Can Relieve Any Insomniac S Unease From St John Of The Cross To Annie Dillard, Beethoven To The Song Of Songs, This Refreshingly Insightful Anthology Soothes And Inspires All Who Struggle Through The Dark Of The Night These Night Thoughts Vividly Illustrate Alfred North Whitehead S Liberating Description Of What We Do Without Solitude And Also Evoke Henry David Thoreau S Reverie, Our Truest Life Is When We Are In Dreams Awake The Night Writers In Cousineau S Vesperal Collection Range From Saints, Poets, And Shamen To Astronomers And Naturalists, And Tells Of Ancient Tales And Shining Passages From The Most Brilliant Albeit Insomniac Writers Of Today These Poetic Ponderances Sing Of The Falling Darkness, Revel In Dream Time, Convey The Ache Of Melancholy, Conspire Against Sleeplessness, Vanquish Loneliness, Contemplate The Night Sky, Rhapsodize On Love, And Languorously Greet The First Rays Of Dawn Notable Night Owls Include Rabandranath Tagore, Mary Oliver, Manley Hopkins, Jorge Borges, And William Blake Very inspiring words while I was going throuh a period of being lost Not his best, but very good This is a wonderful book of poetry and stories I haven t hit a dud yet as I am slowly savoring each page. I gave this book as a gift and have recommended it to others It makes a great thank you gift for your kids literature teachers or for others who like poetry.