Dying, grieving, and love inhabit the poems of Stephen Levine in Breaking the Drought:Visions of Grace (Larson Publications 2007, $15 paper, a collection that delves into themes he has often explored as a teacher of meditation and healing practices. Levine invites a Buddhist sensibility into reflective portraits of red-eyed lime-green frogs, the honeycomb of memory, and other evocative subjects. . . . Levine's verse carries the wisdom of a life lived open to vulnerability, greeting the reader with surprising empathy.
My heart lifted and my spirits rejoiced on reading his divinely inspired work. (Judy Collins)
Stephen cradles your heart with tenderness and places the lamp of truth in your hand. A wise and beautiful gift . . . (Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart)
There are many poems here you'll want to read to your friends. (Robert Bly)
At last the drought is over. Stephen's poems—a glorious deluge of the divine. (Wavy Gravy)
Here are poems of the heart that speak directly to our spirit today... Both timely and timeless, these visions of grace are like nectar to soul. (Lama Surya Das)
"This insightful book has a little something for everyone and is uplifting and fun to read even though many serious topics are covered. Display this with any of Levine's other books to showcase the wide range of his writing talents."