Daily Archives: July 14, 2013

In Memoriam: My Friend Karl Pohrt 1947-2013

My  dear friend Karl died on July 10th 2013, and this Gary Snyder poem was read out at his memorial service today, and though not explicitly about conflict, it does say something profound that can center us in the everyday … Continue reading

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Conflict Poem: ‘The Quarrel’ by Conrad Aitkin (1889-1973)

Suddenly, after the quarrel, while we waited, Disheartened, silent, with downcast looks, nor stirred Eyelid nor finger, hopeless both, yet hoping Against all hope to unsay the sundering word: While all the room’s stillness deepened, deepened about us And each … Continue reading

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