The Common Good

Results for Poetry

Elections and Christ the King
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger The great wheel of the Christian liturgical year is turning once again. The great wheel of t ...

Imperfection
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rachel Guido deVries Imperfection is the place where the spirit enters, the small hole in your shirt, the loosening threads of carpet, the ...

A Prayer for a New President and a New America
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

God of Abraham, Miriam, Hannah, Rizpah, and David...<br /> God of Elijah, Amos, Ruth, Isaiah, Deborah...<br /> God of Mary, John the Baptizer, Peter, Paul, Philemon and Onesimus... ...

Sunday with Julian
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Murray Bodo She consoles me as I meditate before Mass—Julian of Norwich, that is, who says, “We are clothed, wrapped in the goodness of ...

Praise
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chandy C. John Praise God for all things green Lime jello, blades of grass, emeralds Chameleons, the neon river frog Heavy papayas begging ...

Picasso Used a Pigeon
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Carol Hamilton I expect the whitest dove, purity as the Spirit breaks apart firm blue of our ceilinged sky, a tapered shape, an elegance. ...

Preachers, Poets, and Storytellers
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> <p>July 4 weekend! Now this is a holiday! We won't have another one until Labor Day, but that doesn� ...

A Human-Made Disaster
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg The dramatic rise in world food prices has pushed millions into poverty. Here's a look at 10 factors--from agrofue ...

When a Eucharist of Humility is Rejected
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=Eyes%20to%20See&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> </p> <p>When a Eucharist of Humility is Rejectedby ...

What I have Seen
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kevin Hadduck I have seen that I must Confess to ignorance I do not know you, although I have loved you twenty years The lifting of you ...

Prayer
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Madden beginning with four lines from Taha Muhammad Ali If, over this world, there’s a ruler who holds in ...

Prayer of the Iris
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Carol Tyx Like the iris in the side yard, I have stopped blooming. Dig me up, O Spirit, and split me; where I have grown calloused, br ...

Picturing Daniel Berrigan's poetry
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Madeleine Mysko Before he was killed in World War I—tragically, just days before the Armistice—the poet Wilfred Owen wrote these words as ...

Judgment
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kathleen Hirsch I cannot tell you why I taste death; the cupboards are reasonably arranged, the windows clean as rain ...

After the Fall
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jasmine Marshall Armstrong The bough we clasped while climbing towards phantasmal blue has broken— we lie on concrete, beggin ...

Hiking The Hill That Overlooks The Trappist Abbey Prior To First Vespers Of Christmas, 1990
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Daniel Skach-Mills My breath pluming white into December could, to God, be incense rising out of the puffing thurible of my body. Up here, ...

Beaching
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Donald W. Shriver Jr. From far-out depths they come, swell swelling swell, 'til cresting they salute the sky and tumble toward ...

Luke 6:27-28
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Murray Bodo As if it matters noticing the migrant workers— two to a wheelbarrow of concrete— mending the walls of the rich that exclude t ...

Soldier's Report
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Byron Rempel-Burkholder This afternoon, sir we nailed God down He's at the back of the property He's going nowhere, sir His fe ...

Noticed Pleasures
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Edward A. Daugherty Common Life, Robert Cording's fifth poetry collection, is informed by religious faith and enacts it. ...

A Prayer to See with Clarity
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Deb Baker I went there once, to the place you’re imagining. It was purple, with wild geraniums under green-bright stars. All the con ...

The Revelator
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michael Borich After the olive groves at Samothrace and fog which billowed up from a green sea, the rocky sheep path an ...

Seeking Mystery Together
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Green Seeking Mystery Together Seeking Mystery Together Using the tran ...

An Epic Experience
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Ever notice how the great novels tend to be really long? An Epic Experience ...

Security
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Linda Mills Woolsey At the regional airport in Waco, At the regional airport in Waco, on the third day of the war, we stand barefoot, as if on sac ...

A Desert Father Looks Back
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Jene Beardsley Untitled Normal Page "…as if religion were a state of shock, deep, peaceful shock, that…men like these are driven into by the ...

Goldfinch
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Carol Hamilton He died in a munitions explosion, the exquisite artist who painted the tamed bird, an irony, as the a ...