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Poems and Prose

Wendell Berry, a living USA poet. Short extracts from some of his precious poems on animals, land, trees, nature, spirituality, suffering, war and politics.

Here are short extracts from some of the major poems of Wendell Berry, 84, the much-loved American poet, farmer, critic and activist.

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Rainer Maria Rilke. Who is Lou Andreas Salome, his first lover?

Born in St. Petersburg, Lou Andreas Salomé (1861-1937) combined erotic sensuality, exceptional beauty and a sharp intelligence that enchanted men and women who spent time in her company. Continue reading 



Commentary on The Walk, a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926)

Born in  Prague, Rainer Maria Rilke became one of the finest European poets of the 20th century. He wrote in German and French. Continue reading 



A Love of Aloneness. A Poem

No evenings address aloneness,

No need in silky atmosphere,

Open curtains welcome the stars,

Aloneness shelters in stillness. Continue reading 




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