Poet Carol Barrett's poem is spoken in the voice of biblical Queen Esther, from the Tanakh or Old Testament Book of Esther.
Lawrence Bridges – Lake Hughes Road
Los Angeles poet Lawrence Bridges makes his return to The Dewdrop with the disarmingly quiet and sparse "Lake Hughes Road".
Tishani Doshi – Hope is the Thing
Tishani Doshi's poem pays homage to a twelve-year-old girl who died of exhaustion last year during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Gary Snyder – For the Children
Gary Snyder's poem on the healing and enlightenment we need to find as a race in order to once again locate ourselves in earth's valleys and pastures.
Letters to My Unborn Daughter
BY KATHERINE LEE A woman unpacks the meaning of motherhood in a series of letters to her unborn and unnamed daughter.
The Rose-Pink Porcelain Bathtub
BY CHARLENE MOSKAL At around age seven I'd lie in tepid water in the rose-pink porcelain bathtub. I would look down the skinny length of me, close my eyes, imagine I was Jesus.
On Nurturing Hope
Our post from the beginning of the week from Pema Chodron talked about the reasons for letting go of hope: that hope was something often used as a crutch or a device for not having to fully face the truth of a situation. Today, we're flipping to the other side of the fence with this… Continue reading On Nurturing Hope
Letting Go of Hope – Pema Chodron
When Things Fall Apart continues to be one of the most enduring spiritual books of the last century that holds wide appeal as a treatise on suffering and how to manage it. Pema Chodron recommends that we lean into pain and suffering, rather than avoiding it or trying to escape it. In this extract from… Continue reading Letting Go of Hope – Pema Chodron