Author: Anna Vogt

To Measure Tenderness Towards the Earth

Imagine a machine that measures tenderness towards the earth.  Perhaps it is a satellite sent from a distant planet, measuring oil wells against gardening, carbon in the atmosphere, minerals left in the ground, dinosaur bones still buried.  To measure tenderness may be spreadsheets and adding machines, the legal tender to which we owe our existence.

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A Love Song

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.Just keep going. No feeling is final.Don’t let yourself lose me. Nearby is the country they call life.You will know it by its seriousness. Give me your hand. –Rainer Maria Rilke On July 9, 2011, two armed men shot Facundo Cabral in Guatemala City. I had been in Colombia

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