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How Shall I Tell an Alchemist? A Collection of Poems C.J.S. Hayward

How Shall I Tell an Alchemist? A Collection of Poems

C.J.S. Hayward

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Poetry began to appear on Jonathans Corner by accident- the author began to try to write per cola et commata: an ancient system of punctuation where the text is broken up by where the line breaks occur, rather than by punctuation marks. Poetry of aMorePoetry began to appear on Jonathans Corner by accident- the author began to try to write per cola et commata: an ancient system of punctuation where the text is broken up by where the line breaks occur, rather than by punctuation marks. Poetry of a sort soon followed- writing per cola et commata is an invitation to write poetically, and by accident the writer found himself writing cherished works of poetry. But perhaps this stumbling over poetry is less strange than it sounds: the author has poetry in his heart.Winston Churchill said, Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on. Perhaps what is remarkable is not that the author stumbled over writing per cola et commata and found poetic outlet, but that he did anything but pick himself up and continue on.In any case, the collection addresses different topics: facing death as a gateway we must all pass, the divine glory, what excels beyond alchemy, the beauty of creation, the labyrinth we know as home, seeking the greatest in life, the precious present of now that is offered to us, spiritual openness, being a pilgrim in a foreign land, the power of silence, and a many-sided exploration of the question a thief asked when a priceless pageant unfolded before him.You are invited to read them.Table of ContentsPrefaceDeathGloryHymn to the Creator of Heaven and EarthThe LabyrinthMaximum Christ, Maximum Ambition, Maximum RepentanceNowOpenPilgrimA Pilgrimage From NarniaSilence: Organic Food for the SoulWhy this Waste?How Shall I Tell an Alchemist?