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Poetry & gratitude

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The Art of Drowning

This collection of poems has a subject matter ranging from the gustatory pleasures of osso buco to an analysis of the handwriting of Keats; from the art form of the calendar pinup to blues music.

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Tea

Let us all appreciate the smallest of moments, just as in this poem Thich Nhat Hanh tastes his tea as if the first time.

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Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart

Presented in both English and Spanish, Alice Walker shares a timely collection of nearly seventy works of passionate and powerful poetry that bears witness to our troubled times, while also chronicling a life well-lived.

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Rest

Sometimes we glimpse that everything's okay just as it is. Everything's fine.

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Thanks

This poem reminds us to hold onto our gratitude, even in the midst of turmoil and darkness.

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From Blossoms

We can live purely in the joy of the moment.

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Twice Blessed

This poem by David Whyte reminds us to be grateful for every day and every version of ourselves that is possible.

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What Issa Heard

We will always have sorrow, but we will always have beauty as well.

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"Although the wind . . ."

This poem reminds us that if we close ourselves off to pain, we will also be closed off to beauty and contentment.

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Try to Praise the Mutilated World

Though the world is full of suffering, we can remember its beauty, and praise it.

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