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Host Ada Limón delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. In just one turn of phrase, poetry can anchor us, or shift a moment, a day, or even a whole life. Join us for a poem and a moment of reflection in one short episode, every weekday. Produced by American Public Media in partnership with The Poetry Foundation.

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Host Ada Limón delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. In just one turn of phrase, poetry can anchor us, or shift a moment, a day, or even a whole life. Join us for a poem and a moment of reflection in one short episode, every weekday. Produced by American Public Media in partnership with The Poetry Foundation.

    526: Saudade

    526: Saudade

    Today's poem is Saudade by Silvia Bonilla.

    • 4 min
    525: Bonsai Primer

    525: Bonsai Primer

    Today's poem is Bonsai Primer by Zang Di. Translated from Chinese by Eleanor Goodman.

    • 4 min
    524: Today, When I Could Do Nothing

    524: Today, When I Could Do Nothing

    Today's poem is Today, When I Could Do Nothing by Jane Hirshfield.

    • 5 min
    523: Our Valley

    523: Our Valley

    Today's poem is Our Valley by Philip Levine.

    • 5 min
    522: Across the Border

    522: Across the Border

    Today's poem is Across the Border by Sophie Jewett.

    • 4 min
    521: Invocation

    521: Invocation

    Today's poem is Invocation by W. Todd Kaneko.

    • 4 min

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