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Homecoming ~ Linda Reuther

(Image by Susan Seddon Boulet) HOMECOMING And the Great Mother said: Come my child and give me all that you are. I am not afraid of your strength and darkness, of your fear and pain. Give me your tears. They

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Resurrection ~ Vladimir Holan

Resurrection by Vladimir Holan Is it true that after this life of ours we shall one day be awakened by a terrifying clamour of trumpets? Forgive me, God, but I console myself that the beginning and resurrection of all of

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The Waking ~ Theodore Roethke

The Waking BY Theodore Roethke I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.    I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.    I learn by going where I have to go. We think by feeling. What is there to

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Ode ~ William O’ Shaughnessy

  First time I heard a part of this poem was when I was about 6 or 7, and Willy Wonka was the new Christmas movie. It’s from a poem called Ode by an Irish civil servant called Arthur O’

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From Master to Disciple ~ Monk Gibbon

FROM DISCIPLE TO MASTER MY life is like a dream, I do not know How it began, nor yet How it will go. Out of the night a bird Has quickly flown Across the lighted room. And now is gone

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From ‘White Flock’ by Anna Akhmatova

Amazing woman Anna Akhmatova..a conscientious objector to Stalin, loads of her dearest ones died in the gulags Her work was condemned and censored by Stalinist authorities and she is notable for choosing not to emigrate, and remaining in Russia, acting

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A True Account of Talking to the Sun on Fire Island

This one I have pinned over my desk too. I love this poem…Just keep right on doing what you feel inspired to do, regardless 🙂 By Frank O’ Hara.’Hara The Sun woke me this morning loud  and clear, saying

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The Mystical Poems of Lal Ded

  Born in approximately 1330 AD  in Kasmir, Lal Ded (Lalla Yogeshwari)  was married at 12, experienced maltreatment and left her husband at 24 to become a naked wandering mystic. She did not give weight to gender difference and was

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Prayer Before Birth ~ Louis MacNeice

This is one of my favourite Poems. It is by the Irish poet, Louis MacNeice. Prayer Before Birth I am not yet born; O hear me. Let not the bloodsucking bat or the rat or the stoat or the club-footed

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