Wanda Coleman's 'Nocturne' holds up the exertion born of necessity or stubbornness, and an awareness of the things—both internal and external—that impede momentum.
This poem by Alaska-based poet Dan Branch is a reflection on the values and burdens of guilt.
After Walt Whitman suffered a stroke at the age of 54, he spent his time immersed in nature as he slowly recovered his health. This passage from the collection of his notes and sketches called Specimen Days is a beautiful meditation on trees and their eloquence, endurance and imperturbability. 'It is, yet says nothing,' he… Continue reading The Lesson of a Tree – Walt Whitman