Tag Archives: Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry and Patrick Lane — How Darkness Comes Into The World — Part Two

In Part One of this post I discussed the striking similarities between two, in some aspects, very different poems by Wendell Berry ( A Poem On Hope) and Patrick Lane (Cougar). In Part Two I wanted to feature the full-length version of Berry’s poem and the recent convocation address by Lane that, in some ways, […]

Wendell Berry and Patrick Lane – How Darkness Comes Into the World – Part One

In an introduction to a poetry reading a few years ago Wendell Berry was described as a human treasure. This teacher, farmer and prolific writer of  more than forty books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction is all that and more. Truly, he is one of the world’s  “elders”, one of our “wise ones”. All the more […]

Poetry as Back Scratcher! Rumi and Jane Kenyon

In Places You Can’t Reach You might have noticed how animals may groom each other in places they cannot reach on their own, That is what my poems are all about.                                            What a deal! Jelaluddin Rumi, trans. Daniel Ladinsky from The Purity of Desire, Penguin Books, 2012 A few days ago we had our […]

It’s the Music First!

One Heart Look at the birds. Even flying is born out of nothing. The first sky is inside you, open at either end of day. The work of wings was always freedom, fastening one heart to every falling thing. Li-Young Lee from Book Of My Nights, BOA Editions, 2001 Last month I was at Fort […]