Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Bigness of Small Poems – #38 in a Series – Jane Hirschfield’s Poem, Late Prayer

Late Prayer Tenderness does not choose its own uses. It goes out to everything equally Including rabbit and hawk. Look: in the iron bucket, A single nail, a single ruby – All the heavens and hells. They rattle in the heart and make one sound. Jane Hirschfield from Lives of the Heart, Harper Collins, 1997 […]

When an Angry Poet Prays Past Anger – The Bigness of Small Poems – #37 in a Series – Danez Smith

  little prayer Let ruin end here let him find honey where there once was a slaughter let him enter the lion’s cage & find a field of lilacs and let this be the healing & if not  let it be Danez Smith from Don’t Call Us Dead, Graywolf Press, 2017 A searing new voice […]

Two Valentine’s Day Treats – With a Difference! Poems by Rhonda Ganz and Carol Ann Duffy

ALL-NIGHT GROCERY Mention in passing, Cleopatra, a bath in asses’ milk, and my lover’s off to the all-night grocery for gallon jugs. A pot on every burner, and a bowl in the microwave, too. Get in , he says when the tub is six inches whiter. And I do. And what I feel is whole […]

And Still He Sings – A Celebration of Patrick Lane and his New Novel, Deep River Night, Released Today

The Beauty This too, the beauty of the antelope in snow. Is it enough to say we will imagine this and nothing more? Who understands that, failing, falters at the song. But still we sing. That is beauty. But it is not an answer any more than the antelope most slender of beasts most beautiful […]

All Things Shall Be Made Good – The Good Words of Poet Lachlin MacKinnon –

The Psalmist When I look up my soul is water, it trembles beneath your breath as the skin of a mountain pool shakes below whistled cloud. Where there is music let each voice praise you, clashing cymbals unleash their roaring whisper, the strings sing at one with braided voices of boys and girls, and let […]