Kahlil Gibran's poem on the fear of dissipation is a call to faith, to trust in the oceanic nature of the life-manifesting force.
Wendell Berry – To Know The Dark
Berry's poem is a reminder that to truly know darkness and its divine power, we need the courage to step into and leave the light behind.
Observed by Deer
BY SARA MCAULAY I’ve come here for raptors. Left my campsite at dawn, hiked down through blue shadows to the meadow.
Marie Howe – Death, the last visit
Marie Howe's different, highly sexual vision of transitioning out of life through a double-take on 'la petite morte,' the experience of orgasm as 'a little death.'
Jericho Brown – Bullet Points
Jericho Brown's poem talks to the weight carried by black Americans who live under the constant threat of police violence and injustice.
To Share Fear is the Greatest Bond of All: J.A. Baker’s Loving Portrait of the Peregrine
Sometimes described as England's greatest cult book, The Peregrine is a beautiful, lyrical expression of one man's fascination with this hunting bird that he came to know intimately on a daily basis for over a decade.
Wendy Blaxland – That Wind
For Wendy Blaxland, That Wind is a poetic response to what happens in her immediate natural world.
On the Anxiety of Non-Being
Theologian Paul Tillich on the interplay of anxiety and fear and how they feed in to one another at the very foundation of the human mind.
Audre Lorde – A Litany for Survival
Audre Lorde's 'A Litany for Survival' is a prayer for the marginalized, those living on the shoreline or on the 'constant edges of decision', whose forbidden loves occur in hidden places and times.
Jack Gilbert – Failing and Flying
Fearing future outcomes should not stop us from pouring ourselves fully into today. As Jack Gilbert reminds us: 'Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.'