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KINDNESS ... a way of living

KINDNESS by Naomi Shihab Nye Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go so you know how desolate the landscape can be between the regions of kindness. How you ride and ride thinking the bus will never stop, the passengers eating maize and chicken will stare out the window forever. Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness, you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho lies dead by the side of the road. You must see how this could be you, how he too was...

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These Days

A song of gentle beauty..... I've been out walking I don't do too much talking these days  These days These days I seem to think a lot

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The Trees are Down

The Trees are Down By Charlotte Mew   —and he cried with a loud voice: Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees—(Revelation)

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In The Night Garden

ELLEN HINSEY ON THE HOURS IN THE NIGHT GARDEN I You have been born for this. The path laid out,             Your final arrival anticipated like the dry scent Of wild lavender in Lenten light along the hill;                But the glorious air, all unexpected newness -- II You have been born for this - but unprepared,                 The traffic of your cells carries but one desire -- To resist -- this and all that is inevitable; to resist                     That which so quickly undoes what, at the outset, Was only so fragilely...

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