Tag Archives: Sonnets

Cosmic Response*

for Marion Shore Like stars depleted of their fuel explode and leave behind an all-consuming hole, a love that burns through its sustaining load may likewise leave a husk more black than coal that swallows light, and hope, and everything … Continue reading

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Namaste

We don’t greet here as many elsewhere do, with palms together pressed, respectfully, a gesture meaning that “I greet in you the sacred presence of divinity.” We wouldn’t use that gesture or the word “Namaste” which encapsulates the greeting. Although … Continue reading

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Pronouns

When someone isn’t present, we refer to them as he or she. We speak about their actions, wishes, and their character, their place within our lives, their worldly clout, the things that they abhor and they prefer, the things that … Continue reading

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Muzzled

Were God to come today and speak to us and contradict then every sacred text, would many firm believers make a fuss and claim that can’t be God because they’re vexed that God had not adhered to their conception of … Continue reading

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Screening

When looking through a screen that keeps bugs out yet lets air enter through a wire grid of tiny metal squares, I thought about those squares like frames of mind that often hid so much from us: the world outside … Continue reading

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Parentheses

You’ve been depicted as a heavenly parent, especially a father, yet to me that’s been inadequate, and it’s apparent I see You too as two parentheses that hold between them everything that is and all that’s been and all that’s … Continue reading

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Tunnel Candle

Within a pitch-black tunnel shone a candle, and you saw it and ran to it from far, from feeling it would be a way to handle the dark in which you took it as a star. When reaching it, you … Continue reading

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