3 Haiku

Poetry

Mary Magnolia blossom Giving beauty and fragrance Fades into freshness Apple blossoms rise Apple blossoms rise And fall always in the world And inside…

A Short Essay: Candles

Poetry

Click. A button was pressed on a lighter and a small flame appeared in the dark sanctuary. It was like a seed of light,…

Three Haiku

Poetry

From wind-sifted trees the cold fire of crisp leaves scrape across cement ******* Coffee-steam vanishes before a window of winter ******* Wingtips slowly slicing…

Train
Cigarette

Poetry

Train In the dim, flat, yellowish light of the cabin, my brothers and the other passengers sat almost motionless, staring out through green-tinted windows,…

Essay: Loneliness

Poetry

Opening the door and walking out into the warm night, I step out onto the suburban streets of my neighborhood, their grainy texture partially…

The Innkeeper, Immanuel and Herod

Poetry

The Innkeeper points through his doorway from out of firelight, laughter, to a cold manger. *** Immanuel She rips strips of cloth, placing Him,…

Poetry

Poetry

My Life My life is An obstacle. Sadness is a hurdle. My life is A cloud. Angriness is thunder. My life is A field.…

Poems

Poetry

Fireflies Out in the country the stars speak to you, sometimes they sing their silver tongues there shimmering in vast choirs amidst cathedrals of…

Two Poems

Poetry

Editor’s Introduction We have long believed that one test of being too busy is whether we have time for poetry—if not, we are too…

Walking to Martha’s Vineyard (Franz Wright, 2003)

Books / Poetry

Every twenty-something male worth his salt in the fine art of wooing women knows the value of a well-placed copy of the poetry of…