Writing

New Translations of Poems by Kabir

In The Target is Behind the Sky (Fifty Poems of Kabir) Sunil Uniyal brings to life the poems or “utterances” of the Hindi mystic Kabir.The translations beautifully evoke Kabir’s imaginative yet down-to-earth writings and...

The 10 Aspirations – by Alison McBain

I. I am one truth of many. Thou shalt respect all gods and religions, not just one. II. Thou shalt not eschew those who make a carved image of faith, for I am a loving...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Eighteen (Harper)

Reuben, Reuben Michael S. Harper My selection this week is the powerful Michael S. Harper poem, "Reuben, Reuben," from the collection Images of Kin, which came out in 1977 and was nominated for a National Book Award.  It has...

The Song of Autumn, By JoyAnne O’Donnell

The autumn is filled with pumpkins prayers for miles God's endless smiles on cool breezes shines high rise's of many colors with the leaves dance on the ground in the sky with autumns wing's flies a great season an inspiring reason peace in...

Blessings

There are blessings in every human experience. Finding them is the key. Especially the painful ones. Whether it's to learn a lesson or humble an inflated ego, god has mysterious ways of working in...

A public exhibition

Here I sit, hunched over my construction paper, gripping a crayon so tightly that it snaps in half. Arm curved protectively around the paper, so close that it curls and crimps the corners of...

A blank canvas

It can be a bit intimidating to get started. That may be true in whatever it is that you’re doing, but especially if you’re creating art. That blank canvas… So much possibility. Possibility — or pressure? Depends on...

I Know You Very Well – by Courtney Joan

I know you very well. I know what makes you angry. I know when you are lying, And when you tell the truth. Nothing you do surprises me. You are an easy book to read. And...

The Past is Glass, Turpentine, Rags: A Garden of Love

 They think they love God! It is only his old clothes—of which they make scarecrows for the children. Where will they come nearer to God than in these very children? —Henry David Thoreau, Journal (Nov...

Mitzvah Mama? Linda Cohen Chats About Debut Book ‘1,000 Mitzvahs’

Sometimes the simplest things can make the biggest difference. In her debut book, 1,000 Mitzvahs, author Linda Cohen gives the rest of us a path to follow if we want to regularly help out...