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Poems and Prose

The Summer Day. by Mary Oliver. A Commentary. A much loved poem of Meditators

A friend and meditator in Europe emailed me on the support she received from The Summer Day as she explored her current experiences and priorities.

Mary Oliver is a patron saint of the Sangha of Meditators Continue reading 



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. A passion for Lou Andreas Salome, a free-spirited Russian writer

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 




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