After six weeks away from my desk I choose to offer you a delicious podcast for your listening pleasure.
Krista Tippett, host of ‘On Being’ podcast, interviews poet Marie Howe. Her talk had a profound effect upon me. It caused me to recognize my own thirst for the creative. Everyone is creative and we have been hardwired with a DNA that longs to have the power unleashed.
Marie Howe appears to stumble upon the key to unlocking the power of her words. This leads her to a life devoted to poetry. Kunitz, from the American Academy of Poets, observed, “Her long, deep-breathing lines address the mysteries of flesh and spirit, in terms accessible only to a woman who is very much of our time and yet still in touch with the sacred.” Howe composes the poem below as an elergy to her brother, John, who died of HIV Aids in the eighties. It also serves as a reminder to push ourselves to live in the present moment and to find the sacred in the ordinary things.
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