Category Archives: Whyte (David)

The New Moon, A Prayer Opening to Faith

In a powerful Advent poem, David Whyte compares waning faith with the waning moon. The poem reminds me of poems by John Keats and Lucille Clifton.

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“We the People,” Nourishing Words

In “Loves and Fishes” David Whyte pushes against the information age by pleading for poetry’s respect for language. “One good word is bread for a thousand,” he writes. A “Washington Monthly” columnist quotes President Obama with a good candidate for that word.

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Opening of Eyes Long Closed

David Whyte assures us that God is here now, not in some indefinite future. We have but to open our eyes.

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