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Amounting to Nothing: Poems


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Amounting to Nothing: Poems - Quenon, Paul
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After 60 years at Gethsemani Abbey, Br. Paul follows up his recent memoir, In Praise of the Useless Life, with a poetic collection that shows how to do just that - by writing poetry. Amounting to Nothing is both practical and metaphysical, a puzzling over the ultimate things of life, and a descending on the Benedictine ladder of humility to the earthly creatures surrounding a Kentucky monastery. This is less an exploration in self-knowledge than a forgetting of self in the wonders of everything. Quenon treads bare ...

Amounting to Nothing: Poems 2019, Paraclete Press (MA)

ISBN-13: 9781640602014

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