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.
As the Northern Hemisphere settles into another long cold winter, poet Violeta Garcia-Mendoza offers readers a rather appropriate piece about winter itself, and the gloom that so often seeps into the spirit with the frigid climate.
Lifelong environmentalist W.S. Merwin said about his poem, Rain Light, 'this is not a rational poem at all.'
Alive with enchanting imagery, Rose Strode's exquisite Saint Cuthbert Proclaims the First Sanctuary for Birds, 676 A.D. details moments in the life of that saint.
Antoinette Kennedy has blessed readers with a poetic juxtaposition of Paradise--one of golden civilized grandeur with nothing natural, and one hoped for by the narrator, consisting of earthy goodness and authenticity.
The Journey of the Magi was a poem that T.S. Eliot wrote shortly after his own conversion to the Anglican faith.
An Approximation, by Rhode Island scientist and poet Carolyn Decker, is an ode to the interconnectedness of everything and a clarion call for wisdom in a world of desires.
A father teaches his daughter the art of buoyancy and incants a blessing for her survival.
Samantha Wright's And Again is a fluid study of nature's blessings and miracles, and humanity's struggle to comprehend those humble quiet blessings.
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.