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.
As the Northern Hemisphere settles into another long cold winter, poet Violeta Garcia-Mendoza offers readers a rather appropriate piece about winter itself, and the gloom that so often seeps into the spirit with the frigid climate.
Alive with enchanting imagery, Rose Strode's exquisite Saint Cuthbert Proclaims the First Sanctuary for Birds, 676 A.D. details moments in the life of that saint.
Antoinette Kennedy has blessed readers with a poetic juxtaposition of Paradise--one of golden civilized grandeur with nothing natural, and one hoped for by the narrator, consisting of earthy goodness and authenticity.
An Approximation, by Rhode Island scientist and poet Carolyn Decker, is an ode to the interconnectedness of everything and a clarion call for wisdom in a world of desires.
Samantha Wright's And Again is a fluid study of nature's blessings and miracles, and humanity's struggle to comprehend those humble quiet blessings.
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.
In “Do You Have Any Advice for Those of Us Just Starting Out?”, Gay Guard-Chamberlin poses a common question with the poem's title, which is then succinctly answered in the four brief lines that comprise the poem itself.
In the broadest sense, Lawrence Bridge's The Fresh Fulcrum is a stream-of-consciousness snapshot of a person working outside in nature.
In the hushed lines of Christopher James' Cider, memories, and dreams, we are brought along with the narrator as he wanders an overgrown family orchard, remembers the past, and ponders the future.