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's "Test for Echo" is an ode to connection and communication in a world that feels as disconnected as ever.
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's "The Tea Prayer" is a meditation on the routine and ritualistic simplicity of making and savoring a cup of hot green tea.
Colorado poet and outdoorsman David Anthony Martin reminds us of the inevitability of life and tomorrows with his poem "The After".
Lithuanian poet Lina Buividavičiūtė's prose poem "A Housewife's Opus Magnum" reveals a holiness discovered in simplicity and domesticity.
In her poem "Choreography", interfaith chaplain Rebecca Doverspike dances from wind, pines, and leaves, to the mental workings of an elderly patient.
Samantha Imperi's powerful tragic poem "To my child, on God" muses God as a feminine force, forced to birth a universe she doesn't want.
In her poem "Body of Work", Kimberly Phinney laments the distance which has been imposed between us and our earth, spiritually and tangibly.
To be filled with gratitude for life and experience in its entirety--that is the meaning conveyed in B.R. Wilder's poem "Oh Mother, do not give me bliss".