Poet Susan Coultrap-McQuin shows us nature's sacredness with her poem "Sunday Morning at the Cabin Up North".
Ronán P. Berry – On The Mountain of Forth
"On The Mountain of Forth" is Irish poet Ronán P. Berry's anthem of the natural and wild world and what could even be considered enlightenment.
Regina Dilgen – Meditation on Thomas Merton’s Hermitage
Regina Dilgen's exquisite "Meditation on Thomas Merton's Hermitage" imagines American monastic Thomas Merton worn by grief and inspired to write.
Orhan Pamuk on Writing By Hand
Orhan Pamuk's hand-writing habit hasn't budged, despite the conventions of our time.
Jane Hirshfield – For What Binds Us
What it is that brings us together, binds our relationships and heals our wounds, even beyond the limits of our own agency?
Mike Christie – Knock Knock Knock
A narrative of a woodpecker at work on a tree expands to the oneness of all things in Mike Christie's "Knock Knock Knock".
Quincy Gray McMichael – After Portugal
In the vivid "After Portugal", the simple act of doing a load of laundry after returning home from time abroad brings back moonlit memories
Matthew Kohut – Letter to St. John of the Cross
In Matthew Kohut's "Letter to St. John of the Cross", nine concise lines are illuminated with unity, to the canticle of "i dissolving".
Aeris Walker – Good and Wild and Wonderful
Aeris Walker's "Good and Wild and Wonderful" is a prose poem of vast enormity, of the creation of all things.
Ziyong Chengru – Ten Verses
Chinese Nun Ziyong Chengru on the pain of parting and how to draw solace from the cyclical nature of time and landscape.