Tag Archives: "Prelude"

Through Lit, We Learn Compassion

Tuesday My brother Sam, an enthusiastic Unitarian Universalist, gave me Karen Armstrong’s Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life for Christmas, and I was pleased that the author sees literature playing a major role. In today’s post I share how she draws on the ancient Greeks. Armstrong writes, “All faiths insist that compassion is the test […]

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Coping with Aging through Poetry

Wordsworth has written some of the world’s great poems for coping with aging.

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Wordsworth Changed How We See Nature

Writer Margaret Drabble explains how Wordsworth changed the way we see the world.

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Rich Reflects on Yom Kippur & Conflict

Adrienne Rich’s meditates on the meaning of Yom Kippur in light of America’s divisions and her own longing for solitude.

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Hope and Disillusion in Egypt

Wordsworth’s “Prelude” captures both the hopes and disillusion that many have felt about the Egyptian revolution.

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Look into Thine Heart and Write

Longfellow reenacts the Pentecost in this reflection up his changing relationship to nature.

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