Parched

The parched know --

real thirst
draws rainwater
from an empty sky.

- by Ivan M. Granger

  photo by Catherine Schieve - Tipperary Spring in the canyons near Daylesford, Victoria Australia

photo by Catherine Schieve - Tipperary Spring in the canyons near Daylesford, Victoria Australia

Ivan Granger is a Poet of the Hindu Advaita (non-Dualist) tradition. He lives in Colorado. Here is a link to his book “Real Thirst

He writes: “Poetry induces trance. Its words are chant. Its rhythms are drumbeats. Its images become the icons of the inner eye.”

The poems in Real Thirst are an exploration of the spiritual journey viewed through the mystic's eyes. This collection is a delightful blend of word and silence, presenting moments of contemplation punctuated with bursts of ecstatic insight. Real Thirst combines original poems by Ivan M. Granger with new translations of works by visionaries from both East and West: John of the Cross, Francis of Assisi, Symeon the New Theologian, Hakim Sanai, Tukaram, Sarmad, Bulleh Shah, Sachal Sarmast, Vladimir Solovyov, Tulsi Sahib, and Antonio Machado. 

Ivan Granger is the founder of the website http://www.poetry-chaikhana.com; a tremendous resource for sacred poetry.