Robert Bly has put together an excellent anthology of poems about the twists and surprising turns of the spiritual path. There are ten chapters in the book including ones on starting the journey, solitude, staying in the body, dealing with greed or constant hunger, loving God through loving a woman or a man, death, and Spirit.

Bly, who introduces each chapter, gives lots of play to Rumi and Kabir, two of his favorites. Also appearing in this tantalizing anthology are St. John of the Cross, Mirabai, Lalla, Antonio Machado, Rainer Maria Rilke, and many others.