Poet of the Day – Daniel Skach-Mills

There are famous writers that deserve to be shared, and this poet is definitely one of them.


by Daniel Skach-Mills

To step out, once and for all,
from under the sagging,
word-weary roof of the mouth.
To be the vast,
unfeathered nest of emptiness
out of which sound arises,
and into which it lands.
To live like the open ear of a furrow
listening for a seed—
loves infant hand knocking from inside,
wanting in to be the world.
daniel skach mills
DANIEL SKACH-MILLS is an award-winning poet whose poems have appeared in a variety of publications and anthologies including The Christian Science Monitor, Sojourners, and Open Spaces. His books include: The Hut Beneath the Pine: Tea Poems, In This Forest of Monks and The Tao of Now.