Download or read book Dark Night of the Soul written by Saint John of the Cross and published by Wyatt North Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2014-03-01 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: St. John of the Cross is widely considered one of the most prolific and important poets of his time. In fact, in Spanish poetry, the Spiritual Canticle and Dark Night of the Soul are two of the most important works of all time. He is known for his rich use of symbolism and imagery within his poetry. Dark Night of the Soul is the title of a poem written by 16th-century Spanish poet and Roman Catholic mystic Saint John of the Cross, as well as of a treatise he wrote later, commenting on the poem.