In Matthew Kohut's "Letter to St. John of the Cross", nine concise lines are illuminated with unity, to the canticle of "i dissolving".
David Anthony Martin – The After
Colorado poet and outdoorsman David Anthony Martin reminds us of the inevitability of life and tomorrows with his poem "The After".
K. E. Ogden – Daily Labor
Blending domesticity and earthy natural imagery, Los Angeles poet K. E. Ogden presents readers with quite the scene in three short stanzas.
Eloise Klein Healy – Iris
Eloise Klein Healy, former Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, has encapsulated so much in the two short stanzas of her poem "Iris".
Kurtis Ebeling – Snowmelt
With the quietude of the rising sun and melting snow, Kurtis Ebeling's "Snowmelt" serves as an ode to springtime and a requiem to winter.
Pamela Denyes – The Fog of October
The Fog of October is Pamela Denyes' call to the wild, an invitation to look beneath the surface of the mundane--to the mysticism beyond the veil.
Susan Coultrap-McQuin – Seeking Stars
"Seeking Stars" by Susan Coultrap-McQuin is a meditation on growing older and inhabiting the autumnal season of our lives.
Angelic Armendariz – Nonbeliever
Angelic Armendariz, with her poem "Nonbeliever", gives readers a brief but poignant piece with three distinct stages in questioning faith, spirituality, and God.
Jordan Kisner's essay titled, 'Soon This Space Will Be Too Small', is a short musing about circular themes and thoughts that can revolve around a whole lifetime.
William Shakespeare – When I Consider Everything That Grows
A sonnet from the 'Fair Youth' series that was occupied with themes of aging, passing time and the transience of physical beauty.