A Curated Selection of Transcendental Poems
Arguably the magnum opus of the great English poet, William Blake masterfully shares a series of paradoxes which speak of innocence juxtaposed with evil and corruption, with a profound subtext that Blake leaves for the reader to discover for themselves.
A singular sonnet, written in iambic pentameter, Ozymandias provides timeless insights into the inevitable decline of rulers with their pretensions to greatness. Viewed from a meditative lens, one can see the source of human suffering being a lack of control of one's Ego, a lack to follow the Middle Way.
A sutra is a form of Buddhist discourse like a Platonic dialogue. In this reading of the Sunflower Sutra by the great American poet and writer, Allen Ginsberg, Ginsberg comically and beautifully elucidates very profound mysteries about reality through the existence of a singular Sunflower.
One of the most widely read masterpieces in American poetry, yet often overlooked due to its apparent simplicity. However, beneath the surface of Frost's four beautiful verses, lie profound insights about a fundamental truth of life and the singular journey that awaits those brave enough to seek it.