Poet Susan Coultrap-McQuin shows us nature's sacredness with her poem "Sunday Morning at the Cabin Up North".
Philip Booth – First Lesson
A father teaches his daughter the art of buoyancy and incants a blessing for her survival.
Samantha Wright – And Again
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.
John O’Donohue – Beannacht / Blessing
This beautiful poem by John O'Donohue, whose title means 'blessing', is addressed to his mother, Josie.
Katie Bowers – Even Though I Am Weary of Church Pews, She Is Not
Written during the peak of the pandemic, Katie Bowers' poem touches on the challenges of faith and belief, parenting and childhood.
Margaret Bleichman – upon waking
'upon waking' describes a hand-washing ritual performed after waking up in the morning, accompanied by a traditional Jewish blessing, al netilat yadayim.
Galway Kinnell – Saint Francis and the Sow
though sometimes it is necessaryto reteach a thing its loveliness,to put a hand on its browof the flowerand retell it in words and in touchit is lovely - Galway Kinnell In a 2001 interview with The Christian Science Monitor, poet Galway Kinnell talked about seeing beyond the usual clichés of things: "'Pig' is a pejorative… Continue reading Galway Kinnell – Saint Francis and the Sow