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Peace in the Midst of No Peace

Peace in the Midst of No Peace

The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center is this weekend. There will be many reflections and many retrospectives from many different points of view. I’m offering the perspective of American poet, environmental activist, and farmer, Wendell Berry. The Peace of Wild Things was written in 1968, as turbulent a […]

Gone Fishin’

Gone fishin’, metaphorically. The day I woulda-coulda-shoulda been writing today’s post, I hit a wall. The wall miraculously dissolved on its own, and I’m grateful. But I needed to take a break and re-group. Today’s Resources for Recovering Resilience will post tomorrow, with the reasons why. In the meantime, I’m posting two of my favorite […]

When This Is Over…

I first posted When This Is Over a full year ago, at the very beginning of the pandemic shutdown. As at least some of the areas of the world are re-opening to kids playing baseball outdoors, museums opening, friends hugging when vaccinated, the sentiments and intentions of the poem are as relevant as ever. May […]

Perhaps the World Ends Here…

April is National Poetry Month in the U.S. I have posted so many poems during this last pandemic year [see Poems for These Times], knowing that poetry is “fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something  As necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry. Yes, indeed.” – Mary Oliver. Our current […]

Earthrise – Amanda Gorman

I realized I had to forward this poem to you for Earth Day the moment it arrived in my inbox. Another magnificent right-on inspiration from our youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman. An environmental movement of this size Is simply another form of an earth-rise. Enjoy…and engage. Earthrise Dedicated to Al Gore and The Climate Reality […]

Poetry Trumps Politics

Just as hope can be more powerful than heartache, and truth triumph over lies and deception, poetry can stir the heart and inspire a nation far more than political tirades and buzz words. By the time you read this, Joe Biden will have been inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States and Kamala […]

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