This is not
the age of information.

This is not
the age of information.

Forget the news,
and the radio,
and the blurred screen.

This is the time of loaves
and fishes.

People are hungry,
and one good word is bread
for a thousand.


From The House of Belonging: poems by David Whyte
(Many Rivers Press). Copyright © 1996 by David Whyte.
All rights reserved. Posted with kind permission of the poet.