A reflection on the silence, stillness and powerful presence of poetry by one of the 21st century's leading modernist poets.
Poet Christian Ward's heron, which serves as his poem's centerpiece, weathers the turmoil of life, awaiting much-needed change.
Seemingly a lesson in simplicity and silence, Hiatt O'Connor's wonderful poem Waiting for Gravity is, in fact, a work of layers.
Suzanne Eaton's windchimes is a meditative discourse on wind and sound, and the tranquility and openness manifested by the simple act of stillness.
Our days are so familiar, yet, unexpectedly at times, we slip loose from the narrative that is shaping our perspectives.
BY PATRICK BURR After climbing to the top of Bulamsan, a small peak in northeastern Seoul, I sat on a boulder and stared out from among the trees at the ivory city below the smog.
The true stillness that is at the root of human wisdom and the Taoist endeavor is a positive state, in as much as it is not the absence of anything nor a resistance to anything. Chinese philosopher Chuang Tzu, author of foundational Taoist texts, writes in this poem: "The sage is quiet because he is not… Continue reading Chuang Tzu’s Action and Non-Action
Pico Iyer is a writer concerned with travel and the expansion of spiritual horizons. His book, 'The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere', is an exploration of stillness and movement, and an account of his relationships with his friends Leonard Cohen and the Dalai Lama. In this excerpt, he starts to talk about the… Continue reading Pico Iyer – Coming Back Home