An encounter with a praying mantis on a doorstep becomes a lesson in compassion and gratitude in Amanda Niamh Dawson's "Prayer for a Mantis".
"After Weeks Without Rain in Northwest Ohio" by poet Judy Mathews is an offering or a prayer to the natural blessings of a place.
In the wake of her new collection, Away, we reached out to poet Jenna Wysong Filbrun to find out more about her motivations and process.
Just in time for springtime, New Mexico poet Mary McGinnis beckons us out into great outdoors with her poem "Trail Prayer".
Poet Christian Ward's heron, which serves as his poem's centerpiece, weathers the turmoil of life, awaiting much-needed change.
Hinged on the image of Muslim cab driver finding a moment of serenity in communion with God in the chaos of New York City, Brandon James O'Neil's "City Adhan" offers readers that same serenity.
Nicole Grace's "One Note" is a sensory exploration of contemplation, alive with natural and meditative imagery.
New Jersey poet Patrice Bavos offers a gracious praise poem of a spiritual place with her lovely "Sedona Prayer".
Iranian-born poet Rooja Mohassessy presents readers a work of luscious language, devotion, wonder, faith, and also disillusionment.
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.