Category Archives: Poems

All Bread must be Broken

Irish poet, Pádraig Ó Tuama said he used to think that poetry was about describing the transcendent – the things you couldn’t put your hands on. But these days he is more interested in poems that pay attention to the things you … Continue reading

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Speak Now

Listen, listen While the storm in your heart is raging Listen, listen, listen Listen, listen To the echoes of martyrs praying Listen, listen, listen Listen Brothers and sisters Listen, listen, listen I swear we’ll never find a way to where … Continue reading

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Invitation to Brave Space

Invitation to Brave Space Written by Micky ScottBey Jones based on Beth Strano’s original work. Together we will create brave space. Because there is no such thing as a “safe space” — We exist in the real world. We all … Continue reading

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At a Child’s Deathbed

At a Child’s Deathbed, by Willem Elsschot Earth wasn’t forced out of its orbit When your little heart stopped beating The stars didn’t fade and the house stayed standing. But all the wails and silent sobs even while drinking a … Continue reading

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Does the Sparrow Worship You?

  Does the sparrow worship you? When making a nest in some hidden place When laying a clutch When anticipating the hatch When feeding the insatiable When watching them fledge; Does the sparrow worship you?   Does the nuthatch trill … Continue reading

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For those who do not know exactly what a Prayer is

The Summer Day Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass the one who is eating sugar out … Continue reading

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Learning to Live

I Learnt to Live, by Sofia Kioroglou Before I got cancerI cavilled at everythingCaterwauled and spat outUnmentionable adjectives Before I got cancerMy children hated meI was controlling and unbearableA helicopter hovering over them the whole time Before I got cancer,I … Continue reading

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