Sunday, September 25, 2022

Thought for the Day

A proper community [. . .] answers the needs,
practical as well as social and spiritual, of its members
— among them the need to need one another. [. . .]
~ Wendell Berry

Quoted from Wendell Berry and Norman Wirzba (Ed.), "Racism and the Economy" in The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays (Counterpoint, 2003), page 63

Wendell Berry, Poet, Novelist, Essayist, Fiction Writer, Cultural Critic, Farmer, Environmental Activist

Wendell Berry Profiles at Academy of American Poets and Poetry Foundation

Amanda Petrusich, "Going Home With Wendell Berry" in The New Yorker, July 14, 2019


Sunday, September 18, 2022

Thought for the Day

It is important that we expire.
It is a kind of work we have begun in order to complete.
~ Tony Hoagland

Quoted from "Peaceful Transition" in Turn Up the Ocean (Graywolf Press, 2022), page 79

Tony Hoagland (1953-2018), Award-Winning American Poet

Tony Hoagland Profiles at Academy of American Poets and Poetry Foundation

Tony Hoagland Obituary (The New York Times)

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Thought for the Day

It's such a small
word on which
your lives depend.
~ Nickole Brown

Quoted from Nickole Brown, "Mercy" in To Those Who Were Our First Gods (The poem is printed and read aloud by Brown at Norwegian Writers' Climate Campaign; to access, see the poem title's link above. The chapbook is available from Rattle. It won Rattle's 2018 Chapbook Contest.)
Nickole Brown, American Poet

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Thought for the Day

What cannot be contained
cannot be contained.
~ Ada Limon

Quoted from Ada Limon, "What It Must Have Felt Like"

Ada Limon, United States Poet Laureate