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April Poems 2020 #1: Loss and Leaving

TODAY, ANOTHER UNIVERSE by Jane Hirshfield The arborist has determined: senescence      beetles      canker quickened by drought but in any case not prunable   not treatable   not to be propped. And so. The branch from which the sharp-shinned hawks and their mate-cries. The trunk where the … Continue reading

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How to Face an Uncertain Future

In sorrow, pretend to be fearless. In happiness, tremble. ― Jane Hirshfield “Even in the darkest of times we have the right to expect some illumination, and that such illumination may come less from theories and concepts than from the uncertain, … Continue reading

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Science, Silence and the Sound of Spirit

Two Poems by Jane Hirshfield   ON THE FIFTH DAY On the fifth day the scientists who studied the rivers were forbidden to speak or to study the rivers. The scientists who studied the air were told not to speak of … Continue reading

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