The First By Wendell Berry

The First by Wendell Berry

  • August 9, 2018

The First by Wendell Berry   The first man who whistled thought he had a wren in his mouth. He went around all day with his lips puckered, afraid to swallow.

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A Quote From Hafiz

A Quote from Hafiz

  • August 2, 2018

A Quote from Hafiz   Even After All this time The Sun never says to the Earth, "You owe me." Look What happens With a love like that, It lights the whole sky.

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Choices By Nikki Giovanni

Choices by Nikki Giovanni

  • July 19, 2018

Choices A Poem by Nikki Giovanni   if i can't do what i want to do then my job is to not do what i don't want to do   it's not the same thing but it's the best i…

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Woman By Nikki Giovanni

Woman by Nikki Giovanni

  • July 12, 2018

Woman Poem by Nikki Giovanni   she wanted to be a blade of grass amid the fields but he wouldn't agree to be the dandelion   she wanted to be a robin singing through the leaves but he refused to…

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Holy Thursday By William Blake

Holy Thursday by William Blake

  • June 28, 2018

Holy Thursday by William Blake   'Twas on a Holy Thursday, their innocent faces clean, The children walking two  & two, in red, blue, & green, Grey-headed beadles walked before with wands as white as snow, Till into the high…

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We Who Prayed And Wept By Wendell Berry

We Who Prayed and Wept by Wendell Berry

  • June 21, 2018

We Who Prayed and Wept by Wendell Berry   We who prayed and wept for liberty from kings and the yoke of liberty accept the tyranny of things we do not need. In plentitude too free, we have become adept…

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See No Evil By Billy Collins

See No Evil by Billy Collins

  • June 14, 2018

See No Evil by Billy Collins   No one expected all three of them to sit there on their tree stumps forever, their sense covered with their sinuous paws so as to shut out the vile, nefarious world.   As…

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What If? A Poem By Ganga White

What If? A poem by Ganga White

  • June 7, 2018

What If? A poem by Ganga White What if our religion was each other? If our practice was our life? If prayer was our words? What if the Temple was the Earth? If forests were our church? If holy water—the…

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Two Poems By Mary Oliver

Two Poems by Mary Oliver

  • May 31, 2018

This Thursday, we had an inner-office conflict regarding which poem to choose. Marissa preferred one, and I the other. So, today you can enjoy two! Vote for your favorite in a comment if you wish.   Invitation by Mary Oliver…

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