I think of the children who will never know, intuitively, that a flower is a plant’s way of making love, or what silence sounds like, or that trees breathe out what we breathe in.
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Wendell Berry is a novelist, essayist and poet who lives in Port Royal, Kentucky. His books include The Unsettling of America, The Memory of Old Jack, The Gift of Good Land, and A Part, a book of poetry.
Alice Amber Carlton is a clinical social worker, poet, and songwriter who lives in Chapel Hill.
David C. Childers is a new wave lawyer practicing in Mt. Holly, N.C. He is also a student of military history and plays guitar and sings for the rock ’n roll band, Gutwrench.
David Cloutier is the author of three books of poetry as well as versions of Siberian, Eskimo and Northwest Indian songs.
Kwaja Shams Al-Din Muhammad Hafiz lived in Shiraz during the fourteenth century.
Julia McMullan studies library science at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Sy Safransky is editor of THE SUN.
Henry David Thoreau was an American writer, philosopher, abolitionist and tax resister.
Roger T. DeMuth is a freelance illustrator who lives near Rochester, New York and teaches illustration at Syracuse University.