Tag Archive for I Ching

The Albero Project


RICHARD BERENGARTEN I wrote Tree in Cambridge, 1979, at the age of thirty-five. Much of the poem’s direct inspiration came from Ann Waldman’s chant-poem, Fast Speaking Woman,[1] which she based in large part on her researches into women’s customs in…

Concerning “Tree”: Twelve Propositions


RICHARD BERENGARTEN Twelve propositions [1] 1.             TREE is a chant poem that sings the tree. As a tree itself is a harp that plays itself by itself in and on the wind, so TREE plays on and along the human voice…

The sound of one hand clapping


Question: What is the sound of one hand clapping? Answer: Poetry. In occasion of the forthcoming publication of his book Changing, the British poet Richard Berengarten will be an international guest at the Silk Road Poetry Week in Xichang, Sichuan,…