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BY Trent Gilliss August 30, 2016

From the solemn to the playful, a selection of poetry to comfort and amuse.

BY Paul Muldoon August 27, 2016

Paul Muldoon pauses in a suspended moment, away from the chaos of the world, alone with the soothing roar of rain.

BY John O'Donohue August 22, 2016

A benediction from the late, beloved John O'Donohue, for the consoling embrace of steadiness and clarity in our most difficult moments.

BY Krista Tippett May 02, 2016

Beloved Irish poet John O'Donohue on beauty's true grit, and finding it in the transformational edges of our daily lives.

BY February 22, 2008

One thing we know about our fan base — they (you?) love words, especially poesy. The response to Tess Gallagher’s poem about her time with Thich Nhat Hanh made that clear.

So, in one of Krista’s limited face-to-face interviews (see Shiraz’s post about what a more typical interview looks like), she was regaled by the lilting tongue and picturesque poetry of the late Irish poet John O’Donohue in September. Mr. O’Donohue passed away earlier this year, but his verse lives on.

BY February 18, 2008

Researching music, we discovered sean-nos, an "old style" of Gaelic singing. Watch this mesmerizing video of Iarla Ó Lionáird singing in a pub.