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Kahlil Gibran
Poetry

Kahlil Gibran – Fear

Kahlil Gibran’s poem on the fear of dissipation is a call to faith, to trust in the oceanic nature of the life-manifesting force.

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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

FEATURED AUTHORS AND POETS

BOOK EXCERPTS

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POPULAR READS

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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Silent Illumination

Guo Gu’s Guide to Silent Illumination

The core of Chan meditation is the concrete experience of being in the present moment, not holding on to any mental concept or idea about oneself or one’s activity

FROM THE ARCHIVES

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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.

Kahlil Gibran
Poetry

Kahlil Gibran – Fear

Kahlil Gibran’s poem on the fear of dissipation is a call to faith, to trust in the oceanic nature of the life-manifesting force.

Read More »
Featured Poetry

Will Simescu – Agrapha

Will Simescu’s “Agrapha” reveals a search for holiness, contrasting the gritty details of reality with imagery from the life of Christ.

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Featured Poetry

Nadir Feroz – Doused

Penned while he sat by the Nile River, Nadir Feroz’s “Doused” carries the themes of time, eternity, light, and mortality in its currents.

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