Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

James Wright: Trying to Pray

This time, I have left my body behind me, crying
In its dark thorns.

July 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Karen Friedland: A Prayer for Rough Sleepers

Someone, give us the strength
to survive this particular onslaught
of cell-death and other indignities

December 16, 2019 · 3 Comments

Carolyne Whelan: Compost

First Earth wept, fell thirsty. I talked to my mother the other day she said don’t worry. She said shut down the internet. First Earth groans in summer. My legs … Continue reading

May 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

Jane Goodall: A Prayer for Peace

We pray to the great Spiritual Power in which we live and move and have our being. We pray that we may at all times keep our minds open to … Continue reading

July 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Pope Francis: Two Prayers on Climate Change

I propose that we offer two prayers. The first we can share with all who believe in a God who is the all-powerful Creator, while in the other we Christians … Continue reading

December 25, 2016 · 4 Comments

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