Read the words of this poem heard during the program
We asked E. Ethelbert Miller to share some of his favorite poems. With accompanying text, you can listen to him recite several of those poems.
by Mary Oliver
Since many of O'Donohue's recitations didn't make it into the final, produced show, we wanted to offer them for download.
Read or listen to Adnan Onart's poem featured in this program, and enjoy three more — including "Morning Prayer," which he submitted for his essay.
In his essay, Le Pichon explores some of the observations he's made in anthropological and historical perspective, and reflects on the radical advance in human self-understanding in what we call the Axial Age. Read the text or download a PDF!
by Sully Prudhomme
Le Pichon describes how his mother taught him a version of this lovely poem. So, we commissioned a new English translation for you, and asked a Québécois poet to recite the poem in French and English. Listen along, and compare to Le Pichon's memorized version.
Ellen Williams mentioned this Wendell Berry poem as one of her favorites — read and listen to the poem again, and share it with others.
Translation from Rumi's Divan by Fatemeh Keshavarz