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Day 30: "A Voice from I Don't Know Where"

“A Voice from I Don’t Know Where”

It seems you love this world very much.

“Yes,” I said, “This beautiful world.”

And you don’t mind the mind, that keeps you… 603 more words


Day 29: "Descending Theology: The Garden"

“Descending Theology: The Garden”

We know he was a man because, once doomed,

he begged for reprieve. See him
grieving on his rock under olive trees, 470 more words


Karen An-Hwei Lee: Poet of the Intelligent Soul

Finding a balanced approach to matters of the soul, or spirituality, is no easy task, but one of vital importance for poets so inclined, and certainly Karen An-Hwei Lee is such a poet. 414 more words


Day 28: "Prayer for an Invitation"

“Prayer for an Invitation”

I pray for you, world
to come and find me,
to see me and recognize me
and beckon me out,
to call me… 635 more words


Day 27: "Shoveling Snow with Buddha"

“Shoveling Snow with Buddha”

In the usual iconography of the temple or the local Wok
you would never see him doing such a thing,
tossing the dry snow over a mountain… 706 more words


Changing Seasons

Kissed by golden ribbons ,sway
etched by tranquil evening stars;

carefully chosen,
placed softly in bouquets;

displayed as art,


wilted around the edges, 49 more words


Day 26: "On the Death of the Beloved" for Fr. Christian

“On the Death of the Beloved”

Though we need to weep your loss,
You dwell in that safe place in our hearts,
Where no storm or night or pain can reach you. 948 more words