Zen-like in its purposeful simplicity, poet Bradley Samore has made us something humble and wholesome with his poem, "After a Day of Others' Demands".
Seemingly a lesson in simplicity and silence, Hiatt O'Connor's wonderful poem Waiting for Gravity is, in fact, a work of layers.
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.
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.
Kelly Joslyn's quiet and simple poem Before the Hunt is a childhood reminiscence of her father. The child's early-morning attentiveness to her father extends to the dim lighting and the smell of the tangerine, like looking at an old Polaroid of something from childhood.
It is thought that in addition to the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu authored another text called the Hua Hu Ching whose full title translates as 'Lao Tzu's Conversion of the Barbarians.'
Charlie Mackesy's short graphic novel follows a young boy who connects with a wise horse and a mole, and a more reticent fox.
To feel fearful is to feel small and sometimes overwhelmed by life and death which appear to be separate and distinct from one another and from ourselves.
Achaan Chaa was a Buddhist monk in the Thai Forest Tradition who taught a simple practice in nature that did not depend on reading or studying.