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Easter Morning

Like peasants everywhere in the history / of the world ours can’t figure out why / they’re getting poorer. Their sons join / the army to get work being shot at.

By Jim Harrison August 2020
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Digging Up The Roots

In this desecrated area, the women searching for firewood must dig up the roots of the trees they have long since cut down to make space for crops.

By Jane Goodall July 2020
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Here Together

These days I can see us clinging to each other / as we are swept along by the current

By W.S. Merwin June 2020
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Fear Of Rest

In the stillness there are forces and voices and hands and nourishment that arise, that take our breath away, but we can never know this, know this, until we rest.

By Wayne Muller May 2020
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Kindness

Before you know what kindness really is / you must lose things, / feel the future dissolve in a moment

By Naomi Nye April 2020
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One’s Place Upon The Earth

As I strolled through a glide of water clear as air, my fisherman’s heart did a somersault when I sighted, not twenty feet away, two chinook salmon easily twenty times the size of the trout I’d been happily catching and releasing.

By David Duncan March 2020
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On Foot And On Faith

I did not seem to be walking on the earth. There were no people or even animals around, but every flower, every bush, every tree seemed to wear a halo. There was a light emanation around everything and flecks of gold fell like slanted rain through the air.

By Peace Pilgrim February 2020
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Joyas Voladoras

Joyas voladoras, flying jewels, the first white explorers in the Americas called them, and the white men had never seen such creatures, for hummingbirds came into the world only in the Americas, nowhere else in the universe.

By Brian Doyle January 2020
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To be of use

The people I love the best / jump into work headfirst / without dallying in the shallows / and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight.

By Marge Piercy December 2019
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Racing Toward The Future

[History] rushes on, as it always did, with two forces racing toward the future, one splendidly uniformed, the other ragged but inspired.

By Howard Zinn November 2019
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