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A Beautiful Perseverance

THE AMEN STONE Yehuda Amaichai On my desk there is a stone with the word “Amen” on it, a triangular fragment of stone from a Jewish graveyard destroyed many generations ago. The other fragments, hundreds upon hundreds, were scattered helter-skelter, … Continue reading

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Drawing Up From Great Roots

Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror Just keep going No feeling is final –Rainer Maria Rilke In a short time from now, I’ll be moving from India. After nearly a decade in this country, I won’t live here … Continue reading

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The Found Art of Hampi, India

A plain dotted with trees and scattered with boulders, Hampi in the Indian state, Karnataka, is a beautiful landscape. My recent visit there during the Diwali holiday allowed me to wander into India’s rural outback, and to laze against sun heated granite by the Tungabhadra River. … Continue reading

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Love is a Place–How Place Shapes Us

Two weeks ago as I rode home from the airport, Delhi was enveloped in smoke, the city’s signature perfume. One evening later the skies were full of lightning with rain pouring down heavily. Since returning from a trip to the Czech Republic … Continue reading

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This Day We Are Living–An Experiment in Noticing

Sonnet 73, That Time of Year When Thou Mayst in Me Behold That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruin’d … Continue reading

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Bread & Poetry: Writing Out Hunger

No, I don’t want this day to end. How I have loved the time to write and wander in words today. I’ve begun a new manuscript on the theme of hunger. Over the years, I’ve written quite a few poems … Continue reading

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