Poem: “The Lovers of the Poor,” by Gwendolyn Brooks

Poem: “The Lovers of the Poor,” by Gwendolyn Brooks

The Lovers of the Poor arrive. The Ladies from the Ladies’ Betterment League Arrive in the afternoon, the late light slanting In diluted gold bars across the boulevard brag Of proud, seamed faces with mercy and murder hinting Here, there, interrupting, all deep and...
Poem: “Always we hope,” by Lao Tzu

Poem: “Always we hope,” by Lao Tzu

Always we hope Someone else has the answer Some other place will be better, Some other time it will all turn out. This is it. No one else has the answer No other place will be better, And it has already turned out. At the center of your being You have the answer, You...
Poem: “I Dream A World,” by Langston Hughes

Poem: “I Dream A World,” by Langston Hughes

I dream a world where man No other man will scorn, Where love will bless the earth And peace its paths adorn I dream a world where all Will know sweet freedom’s way, Where greed no longer saps the soul Nor avarice blights our day. A world I dream where black or...
Poem: “Mindful,” by Mary Oliver

Poem: “Mindful,” by Mary Oliver

Every day I see or hear something that more or less kills me with delight, that leaves me like a needle in the haystack of light. It was what I was born for – to look, to listen, to lose myself inside this soft world – to instruct myself over and over in joy, and...
Poem: “Everything is waiting for you,” by David Whyte

Poem: “Everything is waiting for you,” by David Whyte

Your great mistake is to act the drama as if you were alone. As if life were a progressive and cunning crime with no witness to the tiny hidden transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely, even you, at times, have felt the...