Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Peter Schireson: Good Morning

Across the street, Ginkgo
sway in the breeze
like a gospel choir.

February 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Buddha Shakyamuni: Leadership

When animals are crossing a ford, if the one in front goes crookedly, all the others go crookedly. So too, among human beings, when the leader behaves unrighteously, other people … Continue reading

November 15, 2018 · 5 Comments

Buddha Shakyamuni: Why we quarrel

Some do not understand that we must die, but those who do realize this settle their quarrels.   From Great Middle Way Included in Vox Populi with permission. Buddha Shakyamuni … Continue reading

August 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tashi Nyima: Rage and Outrage

Some well-intentioned persons believe that rage and outrage are necessary for beneficial activism. However, all variations of anger, while making us feel “sharp”, actually dull the mind and make us … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

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