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By Phil Cousineau

In Burning the dead night Oil, word-wrangler extraordinaire Phil Cousineau has amassed an eclectic and electrical selection of soulful poems and prose from nice thinkers during the a long time. no matter if beguiling readers with excellent poetry or consoling them with prayers from fellow stressed souls, Cousineau can relieve any insomniac's unease. From St. John of the move to Annie Dillard, Beethoven to The tune of Songs, this refreshingly insightful anthology soothes and conjures up all who go through the darkish of the evening. those "night ideas" vividly illustrate Alfred North Whitehead's freeing description of "what we do with out solitude" and in addition evoke Henry David Thoreau's reverie, "Our truest lifestyles is after we are in goals awake." The evening writers in Cousineau's vesperal assortment diversity from saints, poets, and shamans to astronomers and naturalists, and tells of historic stories and shining passages from the main marvelous (albeit insomniac) writers of this present day. those poetic ponderances sing of the falling darkness, enjoy dream-time, show the discomfort of depression, conspire opposed to sleeplessness, vanquish loneliness, examine the evening sky, rhapsodize on love, and languorously greet the 1st rays of sunrise. amazing evening owls contain Rabandranath Tagore, Mary Oliver, Manley Hopkins, Jorge Borges and William Blake.

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