EDITORIAL NOTE: It is not possible for me to consider any kind of observances of Mother’s Day 2022 without thinking heavily about the women and children currently enduring unyielding suffering in war-torn Ukraine. While this presentation was first posted on the Charter for Compassion website in 2017, it addresses realities which are still very much … More The Climatological Blossoms on My Mother’s Pink Camellia Part 1 of 2
“Like the other poets in this series, Jalal al-Din Rumi and Gwendolyn Brooks, Rilke in his writings does not dwell on the word compassion per se. He strives to embody it…” –Aberjhani … More Poetic Traditions of Compassion and Creative Maladjustment (part 4): Rainer Maria Rilke
Welcome to the revised Part 3 of Poetic Traditions of Compassion and Creative Maladjustment. This revision is presented to correct technological difficulties encountered with the previous upload. Thank you for your patience and please enjoy the episode: June 7, 2017, marked the centennial of the birth of Gwendolyn Brooks, (she died December 2000), who in … More The Compassionate Poetic Genius of Gwendolyn Brooks
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