Table of contents for Poetry as spiritual practice / by Robert McDowell.

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The Shape of Practice, the Mystery of Poetry

1. Clearing Obstacles: Joyful Rituals of Poetry as Practice
2. Nursery Rhymes, Chants, and Hymns: Early Encounters with Poetry as Practice
3. The Shape of Practice: Waking Up Through Poetry

Building Blocks

4. Words, Metaphor, Simile
5. Alliteration and Assonance
6. Rhyme and Meter
7. Stanza

Forms for Practice

8. Haiku: Perfection of a Seed
9. Sonnet: Be Nimble, Be Quick
10. Villanelle: The Power of Echo
11. Sestina: Repetition in Practice
12. Limerick and Epigram: Playful and Laughing
13. Ghazal: Attention and Wonder
14. Pantoum: Questing, Devotion, Gratitude
15. Prose Poem: Practice in Someone Else's Skin

Three Genres for Practice

16. Elegy: Celebration and Letting Go
17. Free Verse: Diligent Individuality
18. Story Poems: Practicing Deep Delight

In Closing
Poems Included as Illustrations Within Chapters

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Religion and poetry.