Swimming in God | Daily Poems of Longing, Joy, and Love (Datsko de Sanchez)

Swimming in God | Daily Poems of Longing, Joy, and Love (Datsko de Sanchez)

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Inspired by Rumi and Hafiz

A daily pause.

A moment of wonder.

A simple invitation to insight. 

With deep understanding of the human spirit, each poem by Tina Datsko de Sánchez touches the reader's core with its rich imagery and holy metaphors.

I stop for inspiration, when it beckons me
like a lover to taste its rich flesh.
There is no moment but this one
and there never will be.
—Tina Datsko de Sánchez

Datsko de Sánchez writes with the spiritual intuition of such poets as Hafiz and Rumi, and the ecumenical mysticism of such theologians as Meister Eckhart and Mirabai.

Come swim with me in God—
where else to be one than in God's oneness,
leaping like dolphins in the deep. laughing ocean?

—Tina Datsko de Sánchez

Swimming in God: Daily Poems of Longing, Joy, and Love is a life-giving, hope-planting collection of poetry for daily reading. Swimming in God is the first book of four books forthcoming by The Pilgrim Press written by Tina Datsko de Sánchez.

From the Foreword

"Tina Datsko de Sánchez invites her reader to a life-changing intentionality of pausing each day. She opens the possibility for each of us to recognize what in our lives are the brief, the few, the beautiful. ... She gathers [her] poems into a sequence of days of the month, and the months into themes and seasons. Longing. Joy. Love. Every reader wanders those seasons..." 

—excerpted from the Foreword by Maren Tirabassi

    About the Author

    Tina Datsko de Sánchez is an author and filmmaker whose work won 14 Hopwood Awards and the Los Angeles Art Council Award. Her bilingual poetry book, The Delirium of Simón Bolivar, won the Phi Kappa Phi Award. She wrote and produced the feature documentary, Searching for Simón Bolivar: One Poet's Journey. She serves as Poet in Residence at the First Congregational Church in Long Beach, CA.

    Award-winning mixed media artist Loryn Spangler-Jones created original artwork for the cover of Swimming in God.

    Paperback: 126 pages
    ISBN 978-0-8298-1230-5
    Open Waters Publishing
    2022