To Love the World

TO LOVE THE WORLD by Mary Caskey Forget trying to understand physics. Forget becoming a theologian. You only need to drink up the blazing sunrise sweeping color across gray dawn, finger soft clumps of Siberian iris thats blossomed overnight, sharpen your gaze on the...

The Abduction of June

THE ABDUCTION OF JUNE by Carolyn Bailey I’ve decided to take the month of June. The rest of you can have July through May, but June is mine. June, when birdsong lilts the air and the weeds pull easily, when wind is a breath and wet grass is warm. You can parcel the...

Mosquitoes

MOSQUITOES by Sandra Fenton When the long fingered shadows curl, Ten thousand hunters in the tall grass Rise nearly in unison— As plentiful as the stars. Their hungry wings’ beating stirs Neither blade nor frond, But the whole field sighs, Giving up legion hearts....

Absolute Reverence

ABSOLUTE REVERENCE by Lani Richardson As I stand in the towering Pine Cathedral I sense a higher power reaching out beyond infinity The wind as it dances through the boughs caresses the needles which tickle the bark infusing space into the sap, to keep the blood...

The Benevolence

THE BENEVOLENCE by Christine Swanberg Believe in the benevolence of bees and bergamot beckoning hummingbirds. Hail the tiny ones who sail thousands of treacherous miles to return to us each year. Rely on the wisdom of crows who congregate on catalpa trees for their...
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