Loaves and Fishes

Studies of corporate management behavior indicate that it requires at least four words of praise to balance every word of criticism directed toward an employee.

David Whyte is a gifted poet who speaks eloquently to the convergence of soul and work. In the following short poem, Whyte reminds us of the necessity of “a good word.”

Loaves and Fishes

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.

–David Whyte