On this Mother's Day, in some odd way, I can think of no more fitting tribute than to listen to Ms. Boorstein reciting these lovely lines from Pablo Neruda.
Our weekly wrap-up with poetry and prose, stories of Easter dishes from afar and links to things we're reading in the news and blogging worlds!
Listen to Marie Howe read these striking lines from her poem. Her ability to read her own work is marvelous.
With a simple idea and chalk, street art welcomes people to stand inside "happiness" to "provoke thought about what happiness is."
A poem about friendship and intimacy, waiting and being present in the moment that is heartbreaking and heartening in its song.
A poet reflects on the choices her family has made to live a simpler life in NYC.
As we rush forward into the work week, a poem to slow us down, turn us about, and maybe just maybe, laugh at ourselves. Marie Howe reads her poem "Hurry."
A community college professor responds to Seth Godin's story with his student's poetry.
This week's On Being roundup: Learning to be of interest to each other from Richard Blanco and Elizabeth Alexander, a guided meditation, and Twitter conversation about what the rise of "Nones" really says about America's religious landscape.
This week's reflection on the words of Martin Luther King Jr., poetry, nourishment from our listeners, the goodness in sport, and the power of family.