Open The Door Or Die By Hafiz

Open the Door or Die by Hafiz

  • December 13, 2018

This poem is the one for today's date in the book "A Year With Hafiz: Daily Contemplations". I hope you enjoy it!   Open the Door or Die by Hafiz   There is an invisible sun we long to see.…

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To The Unseeable Animal By Wendell Berry

To The Unseeable Animal by Wendell Berry

  • December 6, 2018

Today‚Äôs poem celebrates the unknown. I often work with the unseeable and unknowable in the human body. Here, Wendell Berry celebrates it in the forest. To The Unseeable Animal by Wendell Berry   Being, whose flesh dissolves at our glance,…

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Martian Rose By Stuart Atkinson

Martian Rose by Stuart Atkinson

  • November 29, 2018

This week, we are honoring the success of the Mars Insight mission with a poem about mankind's curiosity surrounding the Red Planet. We hope you enjoy this poem. If you're curious about the Insight landing, you can get the latest…

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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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