The Quintessential Poem for the Season #Poetry #Autumn #Romantic #JohnKeats

This poem needs no introduction. As the temperatures dropped to the high fifties on Friday and I slipped into one of my favorite hoodies, I knew Autumn had arrived. No better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than to read “To Autumn” by John Keats. Grab a cup of hot cider, sit down … More The Quintessential Poem for the Season #Poetry #Autumn #Romantic #JohnKeats

Mary Oliver Mondays: A Lesson from Late Summer #Poetry #Summer #Roses #MaryOliver

Summer draws to a close, a new week begins, and I return to the deepening ground of Mary Oliver’s poetry. Hear the invitation to spend our lives “on some / unstinting happiness,” but not according to the world’s definition. Rather, the simple overlooked gifts that poets like Mary Oliver and Wendell Berry capture so beautifully. … More Mary Oliver Mondays: A Lesson from Late Summer #Poetry #Summer #Roses #MaryOliver

Longing After a Busy Weekend #Peace #Poetry #Simplicity #WendellBerry

At the end of long weekend, I returned to the wisdom of Wendell Berry. Oh, for the peace of simple things and the dumb life of roots! (If you haven’t read The Peace of Wild Things, then you MUST follow this link to hear Wendell Berry read the powerful companion piece and fitting follow-up to … More Longing After a Busy Weekend #Peace #Poetry #Simplicity #WendellBerry