Will Simescu's "Agrapha" reveals a search for holiness, contrasting the gritty details of reality with imagery from the life of Christ.
Emily Fernandez – Please begin
The Dewdrop's first Featured Poem of 2023, is an offering from poet Emily Fernandez. It serves as a perfect introduction to the year.
HR. Harper – The Way of Mountains
HR. Harper, in "The Way of Mountains", takes readers with a narrator on a pilgrimage in the unforgiving high country for atonement.
Kai-Lilly Karpman – Prometheus as Girl
In "Prometheus as Girl", award-winning poet Kai-Lilly Karpman takes the violence and misogyny of the patriarchy to task.
Sheila Lynch-Benttinen – December Solstice
There is something comforting and cozy in the gentle wintry rhymes of Sheila Lynch-Benttinen's "December Solstice".
Kathryn Weld – Is the Sun Conscious
In Kathryn Weld's "Is the Sun Conscious", readers are presented with a feminine and motherly sun, and the desolation of her absence.
John Paul Caponigro – Test for Echo
John Paul Caponigro's "Test for Echo" is an ode to connection and communication in a world that feels as disconnected as ever.
Nadir Feroz – Doused
Penned while he sat by the Nile River, Nadir Feroz's "Doused" carries the themes of time, eternity, light, and mortality in its currents.
Swetha Amit – The Tea Prayer
Swetha Amit's "The Tea Prayer" is a meditation on the routine and ritualistic simplicity of making and savoring a cup of hot green tea.
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".