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Spell to Be Said Against Hatred

Spell to Be Said Against Hatred

Jun 12, 2020-- "It is especially in times of uncertainty, in tremulous times of fear and loss, that the curtain rises and the minstrel show resumes -- a show of hate that can be as vicious and pointed as the murderous violence human beings are capable of directing at one another, or as ambient and slow-seething as the deadly disregard for the universe of non-human lives with which we share this fragile, irreplaceable planet.[...] How to end the mockery and the minstrel show is what poet Jane Hirshfield -- one of the most unboastfully courageous voices of our time, an ordained Buddhist, a more-than-humanitarian: a planetarian -- explores in "Spell to Be Said against Hatred," a miniature masterwork of quiet, surefooted insistence and persistence." (4745 reads)


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