Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Podcasts


David Whyte recites  his poem The Opening of Eyes
No matter how much you like a particular song there are only so many times you can listen to it before it begins to grate a bit. I've found this to be true of the almost 2000 tracks on my iPod; they were OK for the first 30,000km of driving, but after that.. well... So lately I've made the switch to podcasts. It's wonderful to drive through some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet listening to some of the most interesting and intelligent and wise people on the planet. Richard Rohr, Robert Johnson and Father Thomas Keating have been profound of late, but the one who has really inspired and moved me is the English/American poet David Whyte. Perhaps it's because he is a fellow admirer of Meister Eckhart. Mostly its because he manages to wrap words around things I have been struggling to articulate for years now. Anyway, if you're interested, log into iTunes, search the podcast section and see what you can find. Otherwise, follow this link.

Don't be put off by the breathy new age voice of the host. She's actually an astute and intelligent interviewer, and David Whyte is well worth the 50 minutes or so of your time, as he talks of the conversational nature of reality and... well....just listen.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Kelvin. That was a great podcast.

All the best,

Julian.

Alden Smith said...

Astonishing - I absolutely loved it.

VenDr said...

Yes. I've Listened to this podcast 3 times now and ordered the CD series he mentions. I also have a program of his on midlife and a couple of books of his poems.

The poem in the short video clip means a lot to me. I had a major breakthrough in my meditation practice recently and then, providentially, was reintroduced to this poem the next day. He catches it exactly

Anonymous said...

'The opening of eyes', is a truly remarkable poem. :)

Anonymous said...

The Opening of Eyes to music.
http://www.davidwhyte.com/audio/Opening%20of%20Eyes.mp3