Living in the World as If It Were Home

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  • Paperback
  • 135 pages
  • Living in the World as If It Were Home
  • Tim Lilburn
  • English
  • 09 August 2019
  • 1896951147

About the Author: Tim Lilburn

Tim the World as If PDF/EPUB ² Lilburn is the World PDF Ê the author of six books of poetry, including the Governor Generals Award winning collection Kill Site He is also the author of a book of essays, Living in the World as if It Were Home, and the editor of two anthologies, Thinking and Singing and Poetry and Knowing.


Living in the World as If It Were Home➼ [Reading] ➾ Living in the World as If It Were Home By Tim Lilburn ➱ – Johndore.co.uk Written over a nine year span, Living In The World As If It Were Home is a careful, exquisite look at the human desire to share a home with long grass, rivers, and stones, by poet Tim Lilburn Lilburn Written the World as If PDF/EPUB ² over a the World PDF Ê nine year span, Living in the World as If It Were Home is a careful, exquisite look at the human desire to share a home with long grass, rivers, and stones, by poet Tim Lilburn Lilburn s collection of essays plots the work required to roughly re establish the conditions of Paradise it explores the world of prairies rivers, aspen covered sandhills, deer country, big lakes taking on their first ice in late October, the moon rising over chokecherry thickets, and asks How to Living in PDF/EPUB or be here There s nothing glib about the answer Lilburn offers as he says in one of his poems The way back will be hard, ghost road through the rooms of sorrow moon of contemplation on our backs Though hard, however, the way is readily available plain delight, he believes, knows the way But the project to live in the world as though it were home requires the recovery of the full resources of human desire The muscle of eros needs to be made strong To do t.

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10 thoughts on “Living in the World as If It Were Home

  1. Magdelanye says:

    The desire to know the world behind its names is the death of knowing that is objective, ordering, communicable and of the apparently secure life that rests on such knowing p13How does one address what falls outside reason s caricatures, that eludes languages efforts to circumscribe Here naming may be nothingthan ovationor a slight domestication of being in which which we participate with what is beyond us, enjoy a brief contiguity with that uncontainability, like feeding birds in The desire to know the world behind its names is the death of knowing that is objective, ordering, communicable and of the apparently secure life that rests on such knowing p13How does one address what falls outside reason s caricatures, that eludes languages efforts to circumscribe Here naming may be nothingthan ovationor a slight domestication of being in which which we participate with what is beyond us, enjoy a brief contiguity with that uncontainability, like feeding birds in winter p 62One cannot bludgeon one s way into that presence without destroying its virtue, compromising the delicate balance which allows us to exist in forms and ways we barely comprehend This entails the withholding of judgmental attitudes and the cultivation of an appreciation and respect for the other as an approach to living For Lilburn, this is very much a cross species endeavour, and one is also required to withdraw in order to advance.Eros must be freed from the belittling impulse to convert the world into something useful or consoling and be brought to expend itself in its true delight the contemplative look.It requires a cognitive humility, a deference to the significance of being.Contemplation of the branch means letting it be nothingthan what it really is, unqualified by intellect, almost eerie in its complete otherness In contemplation, marvelling and questing to know is knowing p35Galileos primary qualities and Descartes properties of extension are not capable of arousing awe and tenderness p74Somehow, Lilburn does this At first I struggled with the archaic and awkward words he introduces to illustrate the finer points of his meaning I do hate having to constantly run to the dictionary And I dislike the impotent feeling of not quite getting the historical context or some references the awareness of my ignorance is humiliating That might be a prerequisite for Lilburn I get comfortable with the new words and begin to realize how they express something I have never been able to articulate to anyone and thought peculiar to myself I am flooded with ziggernauts of tenderness and delight.There is a singing in things, he declares on p75 To hear this, one needs to be still to listen One needs to lie down on the grass and let go of time.It is a form of knowing that strains across the distance between mind and world and aims to end in union with what it seeks p16This book is ultimately a meditation on being a contemplation of contemplation, and our place in the cosmos, our longing and our resistance to being transformed.For moral reasons, a new depiction of the world is required..p74TL is a pioneer of that world I feel at home

  2. Rune Rasmussen says:

    This book shapes the same kind of landscape it approaches as a kind of natural palimpsest, I think The author tries to explore the paradox of both trying to penetrate the impenetrable and letting go of any attempt to discover anything traditionally labelled as clarifying In fact what some refer to as clarifying is being shown as illusory It is a constant protest inflated and then deflated in a necessarily sorrowful, anti hierarchical way To sense and be sensed is constantly mirroring eachoth This book shapes the same kind of landscape it approaches as a kind of natural palimpsest, I think The author tries to explore the paradox of both trying to penetrate the impenetrable and letting go of any attempt to discover anything traditionally labelled as clarifying In fact what some refer to as clarifying is being shown as illusory It is a constant protest inflated and then deflated in a necessarily sorrowful, anti hierarchical way To sense and be sensed is constantly mirroring eachother in the language creating a wrestling, often very moving, liberating and then caught again voice and body Frustration is friction here, and longing and belonging are metaphorically Siamese twins trying to move in the same direction until not moving becomes the key, becomes the necessary platform of silence again I find this to be a book that is philosophical in a way that is rarely found because it has infinity in it which to me is a clear sign of a true philosopher It is a hugely inspiring, in parts quite difficult, book which I will no doubt return to There is a hard won humility here that is a great contrast to a very lazy humility found sometimes, which is, as I see it, the opposite in disguise It is an unusual book about living in the most meaningful way, a way that is to be found in the title and several times inside it I would also call it a wonderful, refreshing pole to any kind of dogma It would be fitting to use a bookmark while reading it with the words poetry is a survival instinct

  3. Harold Rhenisch says:

    Beautiful, grounded, spiritual writing, with deep roots in Western traditions For all the wisdom and beauty of its elegant meditations, it s strength is not a connection with indigenous senses of the land This makes it a book wrestling with the alienation of Christian tradition itself, which it does with strength and some spiritual sweat Wonderful.