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Spiritual Poetry Writing Class

If you’d like to write spiritual poetry – or if you admire the writings of Rumi, Hafiz, Whitman, and others – please join us for an online writing group that will meet for four Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m EST.

2014 Writing Contest

We are accepting submissions for the 2014 TIFERET Writing Contest from January 1, 2014 – June 1, 2014. You can submit your entries here.  $1,200 will be awarded in prizes $400 for the best poetry submission $400...

Virginia Chase Sutton | Tiferet Community Featured Member

**Editor’s Note** It is with great plea­sure that we share our newest fea­tured mem­ber of Tiferet!  You can learn more on all featured members by clicking here. If you would like to be fea­tured...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Twenty-Six (Wilbur)

Richard Wilbur "Apology" From Things of This World I've long admired Richard Wilbur's beautiful poetry, which is playful, formal, and perfectly polished. This poem, which I pulled from New and Collected Poems, but which originally appeared in Things of This World, is a little...

To The Great Unknown–rev

Julian Barnes’ Book Nothing to Be Frightened Of begins with these words: “I don’t believe in God, but I miss Him.” That’s how I’ve felt since seven years ago when I quite simply woke...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Forty-One (Zagajewski)

I'd like to dedicate this week's Mnemosyne Weekly to the victims and survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and their families and friends. The poem, “Try to Praise the Mutilated World,” written by one of...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Twenty-Four (Jeffers)

"Praise Life" Robinson Jeffers First, just let me say that, without question, there should be more postage stamps of poets. I'm sure all of you reading this entry would agree--and you might even tell me that...

on being a prophet

saints are poets gone astray. we restore sanity in the world by restoring poetry to the world. we must demand of the saints to stop corrupting our poetry, and if they don't, we must...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Nineteen (Valentine)

Original Post: http://melissastuddard.blogspot.com/2012/07/mnemosyne-weekly-poem-nineteen.html Jean Valentine "Night" Join me this week for a journey into Jean Valentine's Home Deep Blue to memorize the poem "Night." I read this piece for the first time just a few days ago and was awestruck by it....

taking out the trash

taking out the trash While taking out some trash this afternoon I observed how quiet it was outside. In the ordinariness of this action I became very aware of myself as silence in relation to Nature. even when sounds arise...