Tag Archives: Peggy Rosenthal

Metaphor as Mystical Transformation– Guest Poetry Blog # 9 – Introducing the Latest Contributor, American poet Todd Davis – Part One of Two

Transfiguration of the Beekeeper’s Daughter Because the bees flew toward light the color of honey, she couldn’t see them but heard their hum, deep thrum of the colony come out of the hive, comb dripping with loss and the smoke her father used to subdue, to pacify the fear that might spur an attack. It […]

Who Invented Meanness? A Poem and Review of Hyaena Season

Lost Inside Henry VIII’s Chapel Finally, I find you, my little one, on your knees, before an altar, penitent, pilgrim – your palms pressed close as pages. I drop down beside you, my palms mimicking yours. I don’t say anything out loud. To whom were you praying? To whom can I pray?  Is it ever […]

An Alphabet of Poets – M is for Miller

Without Ceremony   Except ourselves, we have no other prayer; Our needs are sores upon our nakedness. We do not have to name them; we are here. And You who can make eyes can see no less. We fall, not on our knees, but on our hearts, A posture humbler far and more downcast; While […]

Poetry As A Spiritual Practice – Shadowed By Fear

What a great adventure I had for almost 5 months from August to December 2011 when I took Peggy Rosenthal’s on-line course sponsored by Image journal – Poetry as a Spiritual Practice. Here below is my response to her assignment  Poems of Loss, Absence, Darkness, and Doubt. The Chandelier Now, I see you. Now I don’t. […]

Poetry As Spiritual Practice – Rosenthal Course – Still I Pray

Peggy Rosental inspired my first explorations into Poetry As Prayer. When I saw she was offering an on-course on Poetry As Spirtual Practice through Image, the wonderful Arts journal out of Seattle, I signed up! And I am so glad I did. I highly recommend the course. Sadly, I have just one assignment to go out […]