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E.E. Cummings – Let It Go—The

E.E. Cummings reflects on the necessity of clearing, of letting go of the things we cling to, in order to make way for love.

A Year in a Dewdrop

Our Most-Read, Most-Loved Articles from 2021

INTERVIEWS

Pigs in Winter

BY QUINCY MCMICHAEL
Snow is water, and water conducts electricity, but the electric fence will not fire as usual, buried three feet deep.

Observed by Deer

BY SARA MCAULAY
I’ve come here for raptors. Left my campsite at dawn, hiked down through blue shadows to the meadow.

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MICRO GALLERY

Adam Powers – Relative

Adam Powers’ understated photographs draw out beauty from the forgotten corners of urban and commercial landscapes.

Passersby

BY JOANN STEVELOS –
What happens when an abandoned child grows up and one day buries her estranged father

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Zen Tree

FROM THE ZEN GARDEN

Spence Pfleiderer – A Simple Morning Prayer

The aptly-named A Simple Morning Prayer pleads for understanding and love, for connection and illumination in a handful of terse lines. This piece is evidence that a poem need not be complex or long-winded to be a thing of authentic beauty and power.

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Vanessa Able – Bhakti

In her beautiful poem Bhakti, Vanessa Able gives life and imagery to action–specifically the action of the devotional philosophy of Bhakti yoga, which is focused on the love for a personal deity.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES

Joseph Campbell On Experiencing Mystery

Joseph Campbell takes on the notion of experiencing mystery and considers how religious narratives can actually stymie the expansive human experience of transcendence.

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Welcome to The Dewdrop! This little journal is a digest of reflective and powerful writing focused on reading, writing and being. Scroll on for poetry, essays, book excerpts and classic texts.

Way-Seeking Mind

Pigs in Winter

BY QUINCY MCMICHAEL
Snow is water, and water conducts electricity, but the electric fence will not fire as usual, buried three feet deep.

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Way-Seeking Mind

Observed by Deer

BY SARA MCAULAY
I’ve come here for raptors. Left my campsite at dawn, hiked down through blue shadows to the meadow.

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Way-Seeking Mind

This Is For You

BY BETH SHELBURNE
This is for you, he says, dropping the wet, glistening shell into my open palm like a coin.

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