“I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief.”

~ Wendell Berry, The Peace of Wild Things
SPOT Reading List

A list of the poems we read

I’ve added some links where I could to the poems, poets or books if you would like to explore.

The Wild Divine by Ada Limón

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry
See OnBeing’s beautiful animation of this poem

Postscript by Seamus Heaney

The Needs of the Land by Jean-Gi Pillon

Howl by Allen Ginsberg
Check out the movie with James Franco as Allen Ginsberg

1740 (Sweet is a Swamp with its Secret) by Emily Dickinson

What kinds of Times are These? by Adrienne Rich
Watch Adrienne read this stunning poem

No. 4 by Logan Kennedy (SoP member)

SPOT Write Prompt

Poetry reading & writing prompt for next week

Prompt/Theme: “Seeing Anew”

When we meet again, bring along poems inspired by the theme. There is no obligation to write, but if you feel inspired, you are welcome to bring your poem to share at the next gathering.