A Few Morsels of Poesy

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 7:00 pm

A Few Morsels of Poesy

We are in the final throes of our two-week hiatus and are looking forward to our fall season of production. In the meantime, I offer you lines of poetry from Mary Oliver, Pablo Neruda, and Marie Howe to carry you through the week. Be sure and click through to hear the lovely recitations too!

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“The Fourth Sign of the Zodiac” by Mary Oliver

I know, you never intended to be in this world.
But you’re in it all the same.

so why not get started immediately.

I mean, belonging to it.
There is so much to admire, to weep over.

And to write music or poems about.

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“Keeping Quiet” by Pablo Neruda

What I want should not be confused
with total inactivity.
Life is what it is about;
I want no truck with death.

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“The Gate” by Marie Howe

This is what you have been waiting
for, he used to say to me.
And I’d say, What?

As always, thank you for the kind and generous feedback. Please feel free to contact me or anyone on our team.
May the wind always be at your back.
Trent

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is the cofounder of On Being and currently serves as publisher & editor-in-chief. He received a Peabody Award in 2007 for his work on “The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi” and garnered two Webby Awards (in 2005, and again in 2008). The Online News Association nominated his journalistic work multiple times in the general excellence and outstanding specialty journalism categories. Trent’s reported and produced stories from Turkey to rural Alabama, from Israel and the West Bank to Cambridge, England.

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