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Book Bits

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

Last Temptation

BY MARY DOWNES
How Nikos Kazantzakis’ “The Last Temptation of Christ” changed my understanding of Christianity – at 24, Jesus of Nazareth became personal.

Breathing

BY SONIA TRICKEY
We began our ascent of the South Cirque at 5:20am. Snow had fallen thickly overnight, the path was invisible and it was very dark. Most of us had barely slept.

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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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MYSTICS

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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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

Last Temptation

BY MARY DOWNES
How Nikos Kazantzakis’ “The Last Temptation of Christ” changed my understanding of Christianity – at 24, Jesus of Nazareth became personal.

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Kazim Ali

Kazim Ali – Ramadan

Kazim Ali’s ‘Ramadan’ touches on the mysterious dimension of spiritual practice and reflects on what is known and what can never be known.

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Mount Toubkal
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Breathing

BY SONIA TRICKEY
We began our ascent of the South Cirque at 5:20am. Snow had fallen thickly overnight, the path was invisible and it was very dark. Most of us had barely slept.

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Featured Poetry

R. B. Simon – Shorn

Poet R. B. Simon’s “Shorn” is a concise self-reflective piece, in which the narrator desires to be unburdened and liberated of decades’ worth of burdens.

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All About Love

Passersby

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

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Featured Poetry

Katie Jones – Morning

A fresh, new, and powerful voice in poetry, Katie Jones offers a morning poem, awakening on a very human world desperately imposing itself on natural orders.

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