words from and empty boat (2007)


"Nathan Spoon's poems read like an interview with emptiness. They are fine minimalist, and feel formless. I am reminded of this from the Tao te Ching:

The softest thing under heaven
gallops triumphantly over
The hardest thing under heaven."

-Jerry Katz, founder of and author of One: Essential Writings on Nonduality

"Like arrows shot from the heart of silence, these words beckon, their simple beauty calling us to return to the truth of what we have always been, this awake-presence, the relentless lover of what is..."

-John Astin Ph.D., president of The Baumann Institute and author of This is Always Enough

"Delicate and precise and elegant and intriguing!"

-Naomi Shihab Nye, author of 19 Varieties of Gazelle, a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature

the silent chrysalis [Forthcoming]