June 24, 2021

“A Kind of Meadow” by Carl Phillips

A Kind of Meadow —shoredby trees at its far ending,as is the way in moral tales: whether trees as trees actually, for their shadow and what inside of it hides, threatens, calls to;or as ever-wavering… Continue Reading

June 18, 2021

“To S.M., a Young African Painter, on Seeing his Works” by Phillis Wheatley

To S.M., a Young African Painter, on Seeing his Works To show the lab’ring bosom’s deep intent,And thought in living characters to paint,When first thy pencil did those beauties give,And breathing figures learnt from thee… Continue Reading

June 11, 2021

“Krishna 3:29” by Meena Alexander

Krishna 3:29 In a crumpled shirt (so casual for a god) Bow tucked loosely under an arm still jittery from battle He balanced himself on a flat boat painted black. Each wave as I kneel… Continue Reading

June 4, 2021

“Everything is Waiting for You” by David Whyte

Everything is Waiting for You After Derek Mahon Your great mistake is to act the drama as if you were alone. As if life were a progressive and cunning crime with no witness to the… Continue Reading