Category Archives: Poems

The Two as One, The One as Two

Joseph    by Burke Sperling No one said it would be like this! What ever happened to      The two shall be come one? Each day she      Grows,           Shines,       … Continue reading

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More like Mary

Pregnant     by Burke Sperling I dreamt the other night – You were pregnant. This is the second time now… The odd thing though is I was deeply stirred.      Aroused by the curve Of your belly, The … Continue reading

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Wounds/abuse 

Originally posted on Recluseangel:
Howling shrieks rouse the midnight hour “Her wounds” ?awaken to the tune of a different serenade… Effortlessly down the stairs ?she glides, “Her wounds” cry a melancholic strain The music plays … She gladly makes new…

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How we begin to remember

Under African Skies by Paul Simon Joseph’s face was black as night The pale yellow moon shone in his eyes His path was marked By the stars in the Southern Hemisphere And he walked his days Under African Skies This … Continue reading

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More Beautiful for Being Broken: The Flask

More beautiful for being broken: the flask The alabaster flask was more beautiful for being broken releasing a pervading fragrance to anoint you – the only thing you wore on the cross; Well after you were scourged and naked, there … Continue reading

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More Beautiful for Being Broken: Scrubbing my Soul

Scrubbing My Soul, by Amy Israelson I sit, wondering if I can ever beat this, Beat this anger that is bubbling up inside of me. It feels wild, volatile, untamed; Like a whip, eager to lash out –  to sting … Continue reading

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More Beautiful for Being Broken: Kintsukuroi

“The Japanese art of Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi, repairs broken pottery with seams of gold. This repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the object even more beautiful for being broken. It is a long and difficult process, but the results are … Continue reading

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