I wish to announce the publication of a volume of Dhamma Poetry by my good friend and co-practitioner, Mike Heald.
"The Moving World" is Mike's third volume of poetry and follows Body Flame (1999) and Focusing Saturn (2004).
Robert Gray calls The Moving World ‘a remarkable and original book’ while Tim Park calls it ‘hugely ambitious and admirably modest’. In his third collection of poetry Michael Heald turns away from the imaginative world to explore that of meditative contemplation. Departing from traditional poetic composition, Heald draws on the practice of Vipassana which takes bodily sensations (vedana) as the primary object of meditation.
[/quote][/quote]‘This book seems to me a daring and triumphant project. I hope many people will be strongly drawn to it, as I was.’ —Robert Gray
‘The quiet mystery of these poems will be an invitation to Vipassana. Anyone accepting that invitation will surely one day exclaim: so this is what the poet meant!’ — Tim Parks
Congratulations Mike on the publication of your third volume of poetry. Its good to see witness the fruition of your efforts, despite the deliterious effect of my company!