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Love's Voice: 72 Kabbalistic Haiku

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These aphoristic gleanings of ancient and mystical philosophy- written in the form of haiku by award-winning novelist Richard Zimler- capture the heart of the tradition in ways that are personally awakening. Love's Voice is a doorway to Kabbalah for readers at all levels of experience. Acclaimed novelist Richard Zimler uses the form of haiku to distill Kabbalistic philosop ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 18th 2011 by TarcherPerigee
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My master told me,
Feel the light infusing all life,
then yield to the darkness.

I've had this book for several years now having come across it while at Barnes and Nobles. At the time I thought ten dollars was a bit much to pay for a small book of haikus, but after leafing through a few pages and reading, I decided to pick it up and I've come to love this purchase. It's a rather thin, and very lightly packed book of merely 72 haikus, though to present it as such is to belie its Kabbalistic nature,
Roberta Frontini (Blogue FLAMES)
Um livro que vale bem a pena, pois a causa é nobre, e a escrita também.
O que mais gostei? O facto de ser versão bilingue
Alípio Vieira Firmino
Quando chegarem à página 25 vão achar que o autor estava a pensar em vós, eu achei... :-)
Jan 20, 2016 Buffone rated it liked it
Called an "American Umberto Eco" by several critics and readers, Richard Zimler is the author of the so-called Sephardic cycle: four historical novels about generations and branches of a portuguese jewish family. In this brief paperback, he shares his continuing intrigue and enchantment with the kabbalistic tradition, distilling his experiences within 72 haiku. Bringing together two seemingly disparate concepts (japanese poetic form - jewish mystical content) is for him the apt path to express t ...more
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It's so simple and wonderful because... In author's words: "God speaks most clearly to us in verse because love's voice is language."... Like this book!
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Richard Zimler was born in Roslyn Heights, a suburb of New York City, in 1956. After earning a bachelor's degree in comparative religion from Duke University (1977) and a master's degree in journalism from Stanford University (1982), he worked for eight years as a journalist, mainly in the San Francisco Bay area. In 1990, he moved to Porto, Portugal, and he has taught journalism for the last sixte ...more
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