"Metastasis" by David Baker

"The Peace of Wild Things" by Wendell Berry

"Ripening" by Wendell Berry

“Work Song” by Wendell Berry

“Of Earth” by John Daniel

"Acceptance" by Robert Frost

“Deepening the Wonder” by Hafiz

"The Promise" by Jane Hirshfield

“Let Evening Come” by Jane Kenyon

“Next, Please” by Philip Larkin

"Starlight" by Philip Levine

"The Pleading" by John O'Donohue

"Daisies" by Mary Oliver

"The Messenger" by Mary Oliver

"Roses, Late Summer" by Mary Oliver

"Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver

"The Waking" by Theodore Roethke

“On the Day I Die” by Rumi

“One  Song” by Rumi

“Roses Underfoot” by Rumi

"The Doe" by C.K. Williams

"After the Diagnosis" by Christian Wiman

"Love's Last" by Christian Wiman

“Abide” by Jake Adam York

Poems for Listening, Grieving, and Opening the Heart

alphabetically by poet

David LaMotte


Site Map


At left is a listing of all the poems on this website arranged alphabetically by poet.  These are all poems that, in one way or another, "invite us to listen deeply to one another and to ourselves," as explained on the introductory page, Poetry, Loss, & the Practice of Listening.  I have also included a page with the poems arranged in four different groupings, by the nature of their invitations: Poems by Invitation.