Observant and curious, poet Jasmine Marshall Armstrong draws inspiration and lessons from birds in her poem "Yellow-Headed Blackbirds".
Pennsylvania poet Stephanie McConnell's "Palms" is a work of beauty, illuminating Saint Francis of Assisi.
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.
Tishani Doshi's poem pays homage to a twelve-year-old girl who died of exhaustion last year during the Covid-19 lockdown.
These three poems by Hari B Khalsa were written as part of a larger series in the early days of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Jennifer Chesnut wrote Little Bird while doing what she does every morning after rising – she was looking out the window, processing dreams, watching birds and writing poetry.
With her book, Earth's Wild Music, Kathleen Dean Moore asks, what can we do in the midst of so much extinction? What is our moral imperative?
The twilight excursions of swifts echo the solemnity of certain spiritual rituals, when the earth is quiet enough that we can relocate our own bearings in relation to the world.
In addition to the volumes of essays and lectures on Zen and Zen practice, Dogen also expressed himself and his teachings through poetry. This particular verse, which reflects on a moment of realization in which the poet's mind underwent a profound perceptive shift, is written in a Chinese style. The translation is Philip Whalen and… Continue reading Snow Makes a Mountain