Midnight Oil Author – Phil Cousineau, the extraordinary word-wrangler, has brought together an eclectic and electrifying collection of soulful poetry and prose from brilliant thinkers in the tradition of Burning the Midnight Oil.
Midnight Oil Author Cousineau will ease the nerves of an insomniac, whether he seduces them with majestic poetry or embraces them with the prayers of those restless souls. This refreshingly insightful anthology soothes and encourages those who sleep in the darkness of the night, from St. John of the Cross to Annie Dillard, Beethoven to The Song of Songs.
These “night thoughts” beautifully represent Alfred North Whitehead’s liberating explanation of “what we do without loneliness,” as well as Henry David Thoreau’s reverence of “Our Life in the Woods.” “When we’re awake in our sleep, we’re living our truest lives.”
Midnight Oil Author These poetic muses sing of the coming darkness, delight in Dreamtime, articulate the pain of melancholy, conspire toward insomnia, overcome solitude, ponder the night sky, rhapsodize desire, and languorously accept the first rays of dawn. Rabindranath Tagore, Mary Oliver, Manley Hopkins, Jorge Borges, and William Blake are all very common night owls.