G.K. Chesterton's 'The Convert' describes the aftermath of a transition that has taken the poet from an upside-down world onto a shining white road of peace and clarity.
Muriel Rukeyser's poem about how we stay connected to one another, making love and awakening, through the noise of and distraction of politics and war.
BY APRIL NANCE I have a photograph of my childhood self taken by my Aunt Sandy. In the picture she has tamed my scraggly hair and combed it into a neat blonde bob.
BY PATRICK BURR After climbing to the top of Bulamsan, a small peak in northeastern Seoul, I sat on a boulder and stared out from among the trees at the ivory city below the smog.
Berry's poem looks to nature for release from world-weariness and despair, and suggests a kind of liberation through reviving our relationship with the wilderness.