Jenna Wysong Filbrun reminds us that we have so much to learn from the natural world, with her poem "Aspiration".
Deborah Schwartz – Brother
Deborah Schwartz's "Brother" is a poem yearning and pleading for connection, amidst the background notes of time slipping ceaselessly by.
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.
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.
Rebecca Doverspike – Choreography
In her poem "Choreography", interfaith chaplain Rebecca Doverspike dances from wind, pines, and leaves, to the mental workings of an elderly patient.
Kimberly Phinney – Body of Work
In her poem "Body of Work", Kimberly Phinney laments the distance which has been imposed between us and our earth, spiritually and tangibly.
Jane Hirshfield – All The Difficult Hours and Minutes
In Hirshfield's poem, calamity turns to calmness when things turn into themselves, a principle that goes to the heart of transformative practice.
Robert Frost – Acquainted with the Night
Robert Frost's sad and somber poem reads like a reminiscence told by a survivor of a period of bleakness so deep that it was something to be hidden
Diane Ackerman – We Are Listening
'We Are Listening' is steeped in a sense of wonder at the scale of the universe, coupled with a tenderness towards the fragility of life.
Mary Oliver – When Death Comes
Mary Oliver's poem When Death Comes is a meditation on death and an uplifting reminder of the joy and importance of a life well-lived.