When you require renewal, is there a particular poem or book that you return to? A particular author?
The most read collection on my shelf in the last ten years, the one with the greatest wear and tear on its spine, is Jane Kenyon’s Collected Poems, followed closely by Robert Bly’s Morning Songs and Talking into the Ear of a Donkey (a marvelous title), and all of my collections by Charles Simic, Mark Strand, and W.S. Merwin. I also consistently return to Thoreau’s Walden and R.H. Blyth’s Haiku Volume 1.