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Three Poems, by Mark Nepo

Heavy drops, carrying more | than they can bear, fall from no- | where, bending leaves already | sagging, and one by one, | the leaves let go.



Parabola Podcast Episode 29: Hunger

Parabola Podcast Episode 29: Hunger

Story editor Betsy Cornwell shares Margaret Delaney’s “The Anonymous Ones” and “Gastronomy in Ancient China” by Donald Haper in the latest episode of our free monthly podcast.

Parabola Podcast Episode 27: "The Maze"

Parabola Podcast Episode 27: “The Maze”

Story editor Betsy Cornwell shares PL Travers’ stunning essay “Walking the Maze” and William Segal’s wise poem “The Middle Ground” in this episode of Parabola Magazine’s free podcast.

Parabola Podcast Episode 26: "Wealth"

Parabola Podcast Episode 26: “Wealth”

This episode of Parabola’s free monthly podcast includes an excerpt from David Ulrich’s Zen Camera on the joys of mindful photography and drawing, as well as Alexandra Haven’s essay on the wonders of ancient Egypt […]

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