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Prodigal Poem

I seem to lose this poem over and over. I forget its name… I fish through the internet rivers, read dozens of Sharon Olds poems that aren’t “the one.” So I’ve decided to make it a bed here, a place where it can perform a million times–like a senile mind that retells a story each time as though it’s the first. 129 more words


On Thin Places, Glimpses, and a particular brand of Emptiness

I dislike the distinction between being a tourist and being a pilgrim. It ignores the crucial similarity in mindset that all travellers (learn to) have: we seek out… 940 more words


I'm your man

A friend recently posted this snippet of Leonard Cohen:
“The raw heart beat against the world, and the tears were for my lost victory. But you are here. 363 more words

Love this face

This is one of the most moving poems I have come across.

It is by Megan, author of the blog  meganhasocd.com

Love this Face

It’s taken a lifetime to love this face, 167 more words

On Love

Pittsburgh Is

“Pittsburgh Is”

(Feb. 7, 1998)

A large woman gabbing at the bus stop.

She mistakes me for someone who gives a damn,

For a native son of her gray industrial breast. 169 more words

Favorite Poems

A Noiseless Patient Spider


A noiseless patient spider,

I mark’d where on a little promontory it stood isolated,

Mark’d how to explore the vacant vast surrounding, 67 more words

Leaves Of Grass

Trust your heaviness ...

How surely gravity’s law,
strong as an ocean current,
takes hold of even the smallest thing
and pulls it toward the heart of the world. 115 more words

Favorite Poems