The Way Under the Way: The Place of True Meeting
“Poetry is the unexpected utterance of the soul that comes to renew us when we least expect it.”—Mark Nepo
Spiritual teacher, author, and poet Mark Nepo offers a handsome hard-cover version of his prolific, original poetry with The Way Under The Way. Nepo has organized his material into three separate sections within the book. Most poems are uncomplicated and only one page long, using everyday plain language and arranged like thoughts being expressed out loud.
Book One: Suite for Living, the Necessary Art describes various spiritual journeys, road trips, and possibilities. Book Two: Inhabiting Wonder, for those who search their hearts while listening to the wind, contains poems of observation. Book Three: The Way Under the Way or, the true meeting, involves short vignettes about the beauty and openness that is fairly exclusive to pain and hardship. This section seems especially directed to readers over 50, as Nepo makes the following statement: “The shift from trying to be special to seeking what is special in everything marks the way under the way.”
The Way Under The Way is a well-compiled group of poetic thoughts and musings on life that has depth and meaningfulness that will resonate with many readers.