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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Another Spring By Kenneth Rexroth

Another Spring by Kenneth Rexroth

  • May 17, 2018

Another Spring by Kenneth Rexroth   The seasons revolve and the years change With no assistance or supervision. The moon, without taking thought, Moves in its cycle, full, crescent, and full.   The white moon enters the heart of the…

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The Broken Gourd By Wendell Berry

The Broken Gourd by Wendell Berry

  • May 10, 2018

The Broken Gourd by Wendell Berry   The opening out and out, body yielding body: the breaking through which the new comes, perching above its shadow on the piling up darkened broken old husks of itself: bud opening to flower…

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Egg By C.G. Hanzlicek

Egg by C.G. Hanzlicek

  • May 3, 2018

Egg by C.G. Hanzlicek   I'm scrambling an egg for my daughter. "Why are you always whistling?" she asks. "Because I'm happy." And it's true, Though it stuns me to say it aloud, There was a time when I wouldn't…

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Advice To Myself By Louise Erdrich

Advice to Myself by Louise Erdrich

  • April 26, 2018

Advice to Myself by Louise Erdrich Leave the dishes. Let the celery rot in the bottom drawer of the refrigerator and an earthen scum harden on the kitchen floor. Leave the black crumbs in the bottom of the toaster. Throw…

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Jealous Hearing Someone Laugh By Hafiz

Jealous Hearing Someone Laugh by Hafiz

  • April 19, 2018

Jealous Hearing Someone Laugh A poem by Hafiz Have you ever felt jealous hearing someone laugh? And then began to think to yourself,   "Why am I so caught in the world's snare? Why don't I know right now the…

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The Sycamore By Wendell Berry

The Sycamore by Wendell Berry

  • April 12, 2018

The Sycamore Poem by Wendell Berry for Harry Caudill   In the place that is my own place, whose earth I am shaped in and must bear, there is an old tree growing, a great sycamore that is a wondrous…

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