Selected Poems

Selected Poems

by Wendell Berry
[text and audio]

by Wendell Berry
[text and audio]

by Wendell Berry
[text and audio]

by John Paul Lederach

by John Paul Lederach

A poem by John Paul Lederach about his wife and her diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

by John Paul Lederach

by John Paul Lederach

by John Paul Lederach

by Jalalu'ddin Rumi, excerpted from Coleman Barks' translation in The Essential Rumi




Listen to the story told by the reed,

of being separated.



"Since I was cut from the reedbed,

I have made this crying sound.



Anyone apart from someone he loves

understands what I say.



Anyone pulled from a source

longs to go back.



At any gathering I am there,

mingling in the laughing and grieving,


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