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Book review: Tender Flower of Heaven by Ann Purcell
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7 April 2017
Award winning author, musician, and poet Ann Purcell uses poetry to express the inner values of life. These profound principles are beautifully uplifting and spiritually profound.
Ann Purcell began teaching meditation over 40 years ago. Along her journey she began writing poems to express and document her spiritual experiences, her own inner experience of transcendental consciousness, which was gained through daily practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique. These poems are inspired by the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
If you like the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau, and William Wordsworth then you will enjoy the profound nature of the poems in Tender Flower of Heaven. It is rare to find a poet who writes with such clarity, bringing out universal transcendent experiences that people have had throughout time.
From the Author: The trajectory of my life completely changed when I learned Transcendental Meditation in 1972. One unexpected development as a result of my meditation practice was that I started to hear sentences in my head—the beginnings of poems. Naturally, I began to write down these ideas that popped up in my mind. Eventually, over a period of about thirty years, I wrote several hundred poems. Selections of these poems appear in my new book of poetry called Tender Flower of Heaven. I gave the book this title because it is also the title of the first poem in the book, which is about my first experience of meditating.
Copyright © 2017 Anne Purcell
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