December 31, 2021

“New Year’s Day” by Kim Addonizio

New Year's Day The rain this morning falls on the last of the snow and will wash it away. I can smell the grass again, and the torn leaves being eased down into the mud.… Continue Reading

December 22, 2021

“Advent Calendar” by Rowan Williams

Advent Calendar He will come like last leaf’s fall. One night when the November wind has flayed the trees to bone, and earth wakes choking on the mould, the soft shroud’s folding. He will come… Continue Reading

December 17, 2021

“Appalachian Elegy (Sections 1-6)” by bell hooks

Appalachian Elegy (Sections 1-6) 1. hear them cry the long dead the long gone speak to us from beyond the grave guide us that we may learn all the ways to hold tender this land… Continue Reading

December 2, 2021

“Awaking in New York” by Maya Angelou

Awaking in New York Curtains forcing their will against the wind, children sleep, exchanging dreams with seraphim. The city drags itself awake on subway straps; and I, an alarm, awake as a rumor of war,… Continue Reading