Poetry

Scott Cairns 12-01-2009

This is the Month, and this the happy morn
Wherein the Son of Heav’ns eternal King,
Of wedded Maid, and Virgin Mother born,

Bart Campolo 10-27-2009
It is Sunday night, and I am suddenly awake at the crack of too-close gunfire.
John Gosslee 09-01-2009

The ram’s horn bellowed.
Fused with snapped spears and hatchet heads
nicked shields covered the field,

Brian McLaren 08-24-2009
Thomas Friedman, learning from an experience on safari in Botswana, gets it right in his
Lisa Sharon Harper 08-18-2009
I recently wrote and performed a spoken-word poem for the Transformational Development (TD) Conference at Eastern University, co-sponsored by Eastern and Food for the Hungry.
Nancy White 08-01-2009

that light kept me a year in its grip first
my feet caught fire then my blood
we moved at the edge of endlessness
headless handless mouthless mind-

Cesar Baldelomar 07-22-2009

Throughout history, individuals and institutions have cited the Bible to support injustices, such as "holy war" against infidels, the subjection of women, racism and slavery, and the abuse of homos

Richard Schiffman 07-01-2009

To you who are lost today
like a needle in a haystack, reading this poem alone.
Alone, brother island, sister moon. The ocean is big,

Lisa Sharon Harper 06-30-2009
I stepped up to the automatic sliding doors, but they didn't open. I knocked. The guard recognized me, waved, and the South Bronx-based special care facility opened arms of welcome.
Annie Deppe 06-01-2009

A grace of green, the underleaf
of olive, the birdsong’s
cradling. It’s as though

Jeannie Choi 05-13-2009
Sojourners magazine received many honors at the joint annual conventions of the Evangelical Press Association (EPA) a
Nicholas Samaras 04-01-2009

How the earth now
struggles into spring.

How the cold hangs on,
each morning cracking to begin.

Pamela Porter 03-01-2009
Five desert photographs taken by Thomas Merton.

Violet, whispered Eve, because
saying the names aloud

made the act too real. Pansy
and woodruff, the flowers so small

Rabbi Arthur Waskow 01-22-2009
I thought God -- the real God, the One who cares passionately about justice, peace, and diversity -- came out rather well in the inaugural ceremonies.
Jacob Bathanti 01-01-2009

Who am I to cast light upon the human soul?
Sitting down to write peace-verses for mercenary gain,
Hunting for poems and hoping against hope that I need not

Rose Marie Berger 12-01-2008

The great wheel of the Christian liturgical year is turning once again.

Imperfection is the place where the spirit enters,
the small hole in your shirt, the loosening threads
of carpet, the ache in your soul for forgiveness.

Shane Claiborne 11-07-2008
God of Abraham, Miriam, Hannah, Rizpah, and David...
God of Elijah, Amos, Ruth, Isaiah, Deborah...
God of Mary, John the Baptizer, Peter, Paul, Philemon and Onesimus...
Murray Bodo 11-01-2008

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

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