• fireworks on a dark sky sabrina wishak photo

    ‘To The New Year’

    New Year’s Eve holds a lot of promises. Whether you’re hoping to complete your resolutions and hoping for big changes, or just going about business as usual, January 1st marks the beginning of something.…

  • Tranquil Tuesday: Dawn

    During the week, some of you get an early start for work or whatever else you have in store for the day. A poem like this one by Campbell McGrath reminds me that…

  • Salute James Schuyler

    Tranquil Tuesday: James Schuyler

    James Schuyler, ‘Past is Past’ Imagine this poem as a self-contained moment — like pretending time is still when you gaze at an old photo. “Salute” freezes you for several lines and then pushes…

  • Treading water

    “The Great Wave” by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai The ocean’s waves pulse pulse against my body. The water is cold and unapologetic. You sit on the sand and gaze gaze at shells that…

  • Lorca’s corazon

    Cancionilla del primer deseo En la mañana verde, quería ser corazón. Corazón. Y en la tarde madura quería ser ruiseñor. Ruiseñor. Alma, ponte color de naranja. Alma, ponte color de amor En la…