DARKNESS SICKNESS—Scandinavian malady (or melody?); Headline today in email subject line: NASA quells rumor, days of darkness in December; Are you curious about dark matter? Elaine Buldoc writes: “And thou shall learn to love even the darkness for without it ye would not know light.”
YES WE ARE “CURIOUS ABOUT DARK MATTER:”
AND FOR THAT MATTER, WHAT CAN WE DO WHEN SOMEONE WE LOVE SUFFERS? POETRY FROM THE DARK PLACES, STRETCHERS OF GRACE COME RUNNING. . . Poetry Slow Down, first we hear from Earth and Sky News, call, and response: Dante, Rumi, Pablo Neruda, Rilke, Jill Bialosky, Allen Ginsberg, Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Shakespeare, Hannah Gamble, Billy Collins, Hafez, Kabir, your Dr. B, on what to do with dark days and dark matters . .
and the emptiness felt for the first time
those harmonious vibrations which now enrapture
and comfort and help us.
That’s our show today: Rx for what matters most, and this is Doctor’s orders: Slow Down for our Poetry Slow Down! This is the news we need, without which men die miserably every day (Dr. Williams). Livestreamed Noon-1 pm Sunday, and podcast at BarbaraMossberg.com, Produced by Sara Hughes, for radiomonterey.com
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