Burlington Snow

Burlington Snow

  • February 21, 2019

By Allen Ginsberg We usually try not to get too political with our poetry Thursday posts, but this poem is just too clever and timely. In 1986, Allen Ginsberg wrote this poem in praise of Bernie Sanders, then the mayor of…

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Dissolving In The Infinite

Dissolving in the Infinite

  • January 31, 2019

By Hafiz (translated by Daniel Ladinsky) I have opened all the windows in my house. Eagles fly in and out, as do any words that are spoken about me. Anything my ears may detect, firsthand or second... I may give that…

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One’s-Self I Sing By Walt Witman

One’s-Self I Sing by Walt Witman

  • January 10, 2019

One's-Self I Sing by Walt Witman One's-self I sing, a simple separate person, Yet utter the word Democratic, the word En-Masse. Of physiology from top to toe I sing, Not physiology alone nor brain alone is worthy for the Muse,…

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Snow-Flakes By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Snow-Flakes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • January 3, 2019

Snow-Flakes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Out of the bosom of the Air, Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken, Over the woodlands brown and bare, Over the harvest-fields forsaken, Silent, and soft, and slow Descends the snow. Even as…

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Paradox Of Noise By Gunilla Norris

Paradox of Noise by Gunilla Norris

  • December 20, 2018

This week a patient sent us this thought-provoking poem for our archives. Many thanks for sending us this one over to us! Paradox of Noise by Gunilla Norris (May 24, 2011)   It is a paradox that we encounter so…

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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’s 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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