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God the Maker of the Bed and the Painter Paperback – February, 1988

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As A Root
At A Standstill
At The Thought Of A Homeland
Belial's Comb
Beyond The Ring Of Seawine
The Circumference Of A Pledge
Cross-eyed And Pure Bred
The Engraver
First Snow
The Fisherman
Gloved Trainer To The Falcon
God, The Maker Of The Bed, And The Painter
The Gypsy And The Old Maid
Hellebore, Eaten By Fawns
The Helmsman Lured From His Post
Klepsudra, The Water Stealer
Libretto For A Garden
The Lost Petal
Mountain Berries
My Constant Dream
The Mystical Lovers
Night Of Comets
Of Nightjars And Songbirds
Owls Prey On Mice
Restless In The Clearing
Richard's Panama
The Rusted Pail
Spikes And Clusters
St. Joseph's Oratorie, 1934
Still Touched With Fire
Tableau In Magenta
To Live Out The Gift
Towards A Maelstrom
White Rage
Young Carlyle And Sloane
Zila And The River
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

About the Author

Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over thirty years. He has published twelve books and recorded five CDs. Forthcoming work includes a new book of teaching stories, As Far As the Heart Can See, (HCI Books, Fall 2011),Finding Inner Courage (Red Wheel-Conari, Spring 2011, originally published as Facing the Lion, Being the Lion, 2007), and audio books of The Book of Awakening and Finding Inner Courage (CD, Simon & Schuster, Spring 2011). His most recent book of poetry is Surviving Has Made Me Crazy (CavanKerry Press, 2007). As a cancer survivor, Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. 

In 2010, Mark sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey as part of her Soul Series on the satellite radio network, SIRIUS XM Radio. Of his books, The Exquisite Risk (Harmony Books) was cited by Spirituality & Health Magazine as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2005, calling it "one of the best books we've ever read on what it takes to live an authentic life." The Book of Awakening was a finalist for the 2000 Books for a Better Life Award and was cited bySpirituality & Health Magazine as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2000. Mark's collected essays appear in Unlearning Back to God: Essays on Inwardness (Khaniqahi Nimatullahi Publications, 2006). 

His work has been translated into French, Portuguese, Japanese, and Danish. In leading spiritual retreats, in working with healing and medical communities, and in his teaching as a poet, Mark's work is widely accessible and used by many. He
 continues to offer readings, lectures, and retreats. Please visit Mark at MarkNepo.com and threeintentions.com.

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