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Video: Bill Moyers and poet Naomi Shihab Nye (poems and thoughts on haiku and life)

“We need that slow experience with words,” says  Naomi Shihab Nye. And she says that is what we get from haiku. Here are two quotes that stood out for me in this quick video featuring journalist Bill Moyers.

“Life is short. We must move very slowly”

“Think about a haiku…”

Now here is the YouTube video:

Language of Life interview

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  1. Thank you. I like what Naomi Shihab Nye said about trusting the poem – that we don’t need to know when we begin where the poem will go.

    Seeing Bill Moyers also recalls the interview he did some time ago with Jane Kenyon and Donald Hall. I remember reading Jane Kenyon’s collected poems cover-to-cover. This is a book I reread – there is quiet, a sense of nature and place, and all that a life may hold.

    Collected Poems
    Jane Kenyon
    Graywolf Press, Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Copyright 2005 by the Estate of Jane Kenyon

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