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.
BY ELANA MARGOT SANTANA Yesterday I found a salamander resting or dying in my garden. Translucent blood red skin with yellow speckles, big black bulging eyes...
A father teaches his daughter the art of buoyancy and incants a blessing for her survival.
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.
A poem expressing the desire for love and connection, going deeper into the shared essence of being that underlies difference.
BY OCTAVIA ROSKO - Modern romance isn’t Shakespearean declarations of unrequited love, it’s mostly people who just don’t text back.
Marie Howe's different, highly sexual vision of transitioning out of life through a double-take on 'la petite morte,' the experience of orgasm as 'a little death.'
This beautiful poem by John O'Donohue, whose title means 'Goodbye', is addressed as a blessing for his mother, Josie.
BY DANIELLE BAIN - I went through the five stages of grief to find my own sexuality in a world that was far from supportive
Holding on to what is thrilling to us can be stifling and prevent us from paving the way for new experiences.