Living in Quiet - Just Published!
Selections from David Kherdian's 22 previously published poetry volumes, as well as new poems.
A poet with an authentic voice and style, with universal appeal.
Kherdian has the great virtue of strongly sensed, direct expression. And a great tender human sensitivity.
—Brother Antoninus (William Everson)
At his best, a Kherdian poem has this in common with a Bach prelude; it is not only beautiful but an explanation of beauty.
Kherdian's poetry provides a glimpse into a thoreau-like existence. These poems convey not only sweetness but a sense of constancy and renewal.
—A. L. A. Booklist
His work is clean and spare, with all the virtues of intended simplicity. Lines like a Shaker Chair.
from Living in Quiet . . .
in the valley
across the mountain
a bird flies
in the cathedral
of the wind
Missak on his
(in our fern &
sits & catches
flies & keeps
his belly warm