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Stunning reading of a gorgeous poem … with the perfect musical accompaniment. Amazing. (Click here if the video below is not working.) Coleman Barks reads Rumi’s ‘I See My Beauty In You’ from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo. Here is the text … Click here to continue reading >>>
From NPR’s Tell Me More: April is almost here, and that means time for Tell Me More’s annual celebration of National Poetry Month. Tweet your original poems of no more than 140 characters, using the hashtag #TMMPoetry. Here is the … Click here to continue reading >>>
How shall I, whose tears now drench this steering wheel, share love with you whose wheelchair sputters in the dirt, beside the road on which I drive towards my home, so far away from this strange place in which we … Click here to continue reading >>>
“WHEN I heard the learn’d astronomer; When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me; When I was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them; When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he … Click here to continue reading >>>
Today, the Cistercian community celebrated the life and legacy of Fr. Matthew Kovacs, pictured here. Fr. Matthew was my first Latin teacher, back when I was in 5th grade, and he was the first priest whom my younger brother ever met … Click here to continue reading >>>
The paths down which we walk within our dreams have led us to this place we dare not sleep: this place where waking is not what it seems. Our words have traveled down the narrow streams of halting conversation from … Click here to continue reading >>>
A place from which you can’t escape is prison. A place to which you must return is prison. The space between the place where you were born and everywhere you fear to go is prison. Your shame has strapped a … Click here to continue reading >>>
She breaks my heart every night – I lay her on her bed, wrap a blanket around her still tiny feet, rest my head on her froggy pillow-pet, and whisper, “Goodnight…” She turns her head to mine, places her arm … Click here to continue reading >>>
When challenged, embrace faith; When faithful, embrace work; When working, embrace challenges – God will figure out the rest.
Lord, bring me the hatred of the world, that I may find love; bring me the shame of the world, that I may find gratitude; bring me the judgment of the world, that I may find forgiveness. Father, bring me … Click here to continue reading >>>
1 ninety-one-year-old man; 2 sixteen-year-old boys; 300 others condemned to die; 152,749 more scattered in between. 153,052 hearts, beating in cages; 306,104 hands, idling around bars; 1,530,520 toes, losing ground; 5,050,716 vertebrae, bent without burden. <1,530,520,000,000,000,000,000 brain cells contemplating the same, relentless question: zero … Click here to continue reading >>>
To the slamming of the bathroom door, I love you. By the prick of your upturned heel in the hall, I love you. In the light of the lamp you refuse to turn off, I love you. Under the stench … Click here to continue reading >>>
Love fills the space between our souls and keeps our hearts from longing; Love pours across the garden and our blossoms never fade. Love welcomes us beneath her roof and warms us by her fire; Love enwraps our naked babes … Click here to continue reading >>>