The Layers By Stanley Kunitz

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz

  • November 15, 2018

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz I have walked through many lives, some of them my own, and I am not who I was, though some principle of being abides, from which I struggle not to stray. When I look behind,…

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Turtle Mountain Reservation By Louise Erdrich

Turtle Mountain Reservation by Louise Erdrich

  • November 8, 2018

This week, a poem from Louise Erdrich in honor of the first two Native Americans elected to the United States Congress... Turtle Mountain Reservation By Louise Erdrich For Pat Gourneau, my grandfather   The heron makes a cross flying low…

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Admit Something By Hafiz

Admit Something by Hafiz

  • November 1, 2018

Admit Something by Hafiz   Everyone you see, you say to them, Love me. Of course you do not do this out loud; Otherwise, Someone would call the cops. Still though, think about this, this great pull in us to…

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Having It Out With Melancholy By Jane Kenyon

Having it Out with Melancholy by Jane Kenyon

  • October 18, 2018

A haunting poem from a onetime New Hampshire poet laureate... Having it Out with Melancholy by Jane Kenyon "If many remedies are prescribed for an illness, you may be certain that the illness has no cure." -A. P. CHEKHOV The…

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Sometimes By David Whyte

Sometimes by David Whyte

  • October 11, 2018

This Thursday, a friend referred a new poet to me. I hope you enjoy it as I have!   Sometimes By David Whyte Sometimes if you move carefully through the forest, breathing like the ones in the old stories, who…

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Kindness By Naomi Shihab Nye

Kindness by Naomi Shihab Nye

  • September 27, 2018

Kindness Poem by Naomi Shihab Nye, 1952 Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted…

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A Poetry Thursday With Rumi

A Poetry Thursday with Rumi

  • September 20, 2018

“I said: what about my eyes? He said: Keep them on the road. I said: What about my passion? He said: Keep it burning. I said: What about my heart? He said: Tell me what you hold inside it? I…

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In Rain By Wendell Berry

In Rain by Wendell Berry

  • September 13, 2018

This week, we share a poem to honor the rain as Hurricane Florence touches the Carolina coast. In Rain by Wendell Berry   1. I go in under foliage light with rain-light in the hill's cleft, and climb, my steps…

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Messenger By Mary Oliver

Messenger by Mary Oliver

  • September 6, 2018

Messenger A Poem by Mary Oliver   My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird- Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.   Are my boots old?…

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