As editor of this wide-ranging and accessible collection of mystical verse, Alan Jacobs has selected poems from many different traditions running from the pre-fourth century to the twentieth century. Here you will find everything from poetic passages from the Upanishads to prayers by Mechtild of Magdeburg, poems by Kabir and Rumi, verse from John Donne and George Herbert, and mystical ruminations by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, W. H. Auden, Theodore Roethke, and many others. The eclectic nature of this anthology makes it especially appealing.