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Poetry

“Re-Versing John Donne”

Take these lines by John Donne: I am a little world made cunningly  Of elements and an angelic sprite.
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“Meditating to a Boab Tree”

I’d like to be a boab tree, sitting like a Buddha in the sand. Firmly planted, well grounded, legs folded under.
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“Singing the Undulations”

Arthur Waley writes that Roger Fry, the art critic, "thought verse ought to be printed in lines that undulated in a way to reinforce the rhythms." In essence, that’s what I try to do with my “compositions” – merely singing the undulations of the poet’s rhythms.
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“The Deep Meaning Is Beyond Words”

“It is impossible to say just what I mean!” – Eliot Words, declared Chuang Tzu, are only the guests of reality.
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“The Essence of Dante”

Here are the haikus of each of the three books of Dante's Divine Comedy.
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“I Will Always Treasure Her Smile”

To a dangerously ill young Chinese woman. I said "Li Bai" – and you smiled. You said "Mozart"  – and smiled again. Through your smile I saw your Soul.
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Poem: Written and read by Dr. Diamond

Dr. Diamond’s poetry contains some of his most profound and personal statements. Teeming with insight, wisdom, and compassion, and infused with a deep spirituality, each of the poems on these recordings is a gem, written with the specific intention of raising the Life Energy of the listener. They focus on themes central to Dr. Diamond’s work: health, healing, philosophy, the Arts, love and much more. Beautifully read by Dr. Diamond himself, these uplifting recordings are highly recommended for either regular listening or for incorporating into meditative activity.
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Lilt: “My Song Is Love Unknown”

Dr. Diamond has composed a large number of special therapeutic songs which he calls lilts. Like his original artwork and photography, his lilts are created with the specific intention of raising the Life Energy of the performer and his audience.
 

1. My song is love unknown,
my Savior’s love to me,
love to the loveless shown,
that they might lovely be.
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Lilt: “I Remember, I Remember”

Dr. Diamond has composed a large number of special therapeutic songs which he calls lilts. Like his original artwork and photography, his lilts are created with the specific intention of raising the Life Energy of the performer and his audience.
 

1. I remember, I remember,
The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun
Came peeping in at morn;
He never came a wink too soon,
Nor brought too long a day,
But now, I often wish the night
Had borne my breath away!
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Lilt: “Invictus”

Dr. Diamond has composed a large number of special therapeutic songs which he calls lilts. Like his original artwork and photography, his lilts are created with the specific intention of raising the Life Energy of the performer and his audience.
 

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

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