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Seeing the World in a Grain of Sand

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2.   Art and Poetry 00:03:15
10.   Our Fellowship with Nature 00:03:15


Seeing the World in a Grain of Sand: Thomas Merton on Poetry

Introduction by Dr. Michael W. Higgins, Ph.D.

17 Lectures on 7 CDs

Thomas Merton was a profound mystic, a celebrated writer, and an exceptional teacher.  This set, available for the first time ever, collects his enlightening lectures on poetry.  After relinquishing his life as a budding academic to become a Trappist monk, he continued to write and teach about literature while at the Abbey of Gethsemani.  Under his guidance, you will look at poets like William Blake, Gerard Manley Hopkins, W.H. Auden, T.S. Eliot, Charles Peguy and Emily Dickinson.


  • Introduction by Dr. Michael W. Higgins, Ph.D.
  • Art and Poetry (10/31/1964)
  •  Lyric Poetry (11/7/1964)
  • Charles Peguy (11/28/1964)
  • Poetry and Theological Wisdom (12/5/1964)
  • The Essential Role of Symbolism (12/12/1964)
  • Love Poetry (1/7/1965)
  • Expressions of Suffering (1/14/1965)
  • Expressions of Spiritual Experience (1/29/1965)
  • Our Fellowship with Nature (2/4/1965)
  • The Poet’s Experience of Life (2/11/1965)
  • Revelation as Dialogue (2/18/1965)
  • Simone Weil (3/4/1965)
  • Literal vs. Symbolic (3/11/1965)
  • Liturgy and Poetry (3/18/1965)
  • Prose and Poetry on the Passion (4/8/1965)
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins (5/20/1965)

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