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Sonata for Voice and Silence

Sonata for Voice and Silence

Meditations

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The 2008 inSpirit title. The inSpirit Series was previously known as the Meditation Manual Series.

Author: Mark Belletini

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A collection of poetic prayers about human connections, the search for stillness, and the mysteries of life and death.

As the title suggests, Belletini's poetry is shaped by the theme of sound and silence. Listen to moon songs, chirping crickets and chanting bees. Experience the silence of love, friendship, snowflakes, and creation. Fifty-four poems in total.

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Prelude

Praises

Reading for the Day

Another Psalm 139

During Wartime

Together

De Colores

Slower and Slower

Always There

Via Negativa

War Requiem

Sunday Spell

Worldprayer

In Heaven

Praisesong

Love Prayer

A Kol Nidrei

Mystical Song

Bellsound

First Principles

Creation Story

An Irony for Public Worship

T'hillah

Earth

Communion Circle

Part as Parcel

Question Prayer

Ode to Silence

Spiritual History

Forever Turning

Evolution

Queries

Conversation with Avinu Malkenu

The Rose of Hafiz

Simple Amidah

When to Speak, When to Keep Silence

Everyone's Memorial Day

April

Exultet for Easter Morning

Spring Benedicite

August

Summer Silence

Early October

Election Promises

Late Fall

Thanksgiving

Winter Sequence

Christmas Evensong

Elegies

Morning Psalm

Evening Psalm

Psalm to God

Gloria

Laud for Life

The Hallowing of the Silence

Blessings

Finale

Solemn Te Deum for Peace

Ah, it's true.
When our ancestors spoke of heaven,
they were speaking of this moment.
When they went on about nirvana
they imagined a time like this.
When they sang of paradise,
it was this morning they imagined.
A time where all the mysteries of life and death
are blended in a community of praise,
where the bones of ancient lovers
are given flesh again in our own bodies,
teachers of long ago speaking of love and truth
once more in lives so ordinary they are
extraordinary.
—from "Heaven's Gate"
Praise for Sonata for Voice and Silence:

"Weaving words, music and silence into a tapestry of delight, Mark Belletini spins his magic (which is our magic) ever so gently here. In Sonata for Voice and Silence, he lays claim to that loftiest of titles, impressario of the human spirit."

—Forrest Church, author, So Help Me God, and minister of public theology, Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City

"This is a gift for the spirit and mind and heart. Harry (were he here) would caution us not to use these fierce and exquisite words but to live with them in the silences found in the depths of our souls. Thank you, Mark."

—Laurel Hallman, minister, First Unitarian Church of Dallas

"In joy and in struggle, Belletini's psalms ask us to engage-to leap up singing, plumb our own silences, and to lean into the fullness of a friend's final days. And, in each paean, we hear his insistence that we trust the conversation unfolding among us-poet-friend-reader-Thou."

—Barbara Pescan, minister, Unitarian Church of Evanston

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