Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Robinson Jeffers: Wonder and Joy

The things that one grows tired of—O, be sure They are only foolish artificial things! Can a bird ever tire of having wings? And I, so long as life and … Continue reading

April 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Paul Christensen: The Need To Know Why

. I thought I wanted to become a philosopher when I went to college. I signed up for an introductory course and found myself sitting in a large hall with … Continue reading

May 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

Mary Oliver: Nature and the Poet

In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it … Continue reading

April 21, 2018 · 3 Comments

Andrena Zawinski: Singing Bird Haibun

“Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes,  and the grass grows by itself.” Basho . It is not a steely-eyed egret nor heft of pelican but just a singing bird that … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

Kristophe Green & Dacher Keltner: Nature Is So Good for You That Even Watching It on TV Improves Well-Being

Watching a few minutes of “Planet Earth” can lead you to feel 46 percent more awe and 31 percent more gratitude. Humans have long intuited that being in nature is … Continue reading

December 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

George Monbiot: Channelling the Joy

In defending the natural world, we should be honest about our motivations – it’s love that drives us, not money. Who wants to see the living world destroyed? Who wants … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

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