Things I Didn’t Know I Loved — a poem by Mara Faulkner

Things I Didn’t Know I Loved By Mara Faulkner, Foley Poetry Contest winner via Things I Didn’t Know I Loved | America Magazine. I didn’t know I loved the wrangle of phones and human voices, rough, insistent until I entered this silence and closed the door. I didn’t know I loved this silence until the […]

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The Spirit Sings

A Psalm When Psalms surprise me with their music And antiphons turn to rum The  Spirit sings:  the bottom drops out of my soul And from the center of my cellar, Love, louder than thunder Opens a heaven of naked air. New eyes awaken. I send Love’s name into the world with wings And songs […]

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The Joy of Christ or Why I Was Such A Mess At Mass

On the Beach at Night Alone by Walt Whitman (1819-1892) On the beach at night alone, As the old mother sways her to and fro singing her husky song, As I watch the bright stars shining, I think a thought of the clef of the universes and of the future. A vast similitude interlocks all, […]

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Be! by Madeleine L’Engle

Today, just BE!  You matter, you are. BE! This wonderful poem reminds me of the joy and magic of childhood. Love conquers all! Thought I would share: “I Name you Echthroi. I Name you Meg. I Name you Calvin. I Name you Mr. Jenkins. I Name you Proginoskes. I fill you with Naming. Be! Be, […]

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“Come To Me” by Foraging Squirrel

“Come To Me” My Journey to Confirmation. A thunderous roar, a storm rushing seized my soul and I was there. Ethereal in light, fierce Love flooding my spirit. Blinding Love, a pure white sphere of fire. “Come To Me” Love called from the flame and grasped for my heart. Frightened, I turned away, rushing back, […]

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