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Bhikshuni Anyatara: Out in a Field

Then one morning, there I was, an old woman.
Where had I gotten in all those years on the Path?
That night I slept out in a field, and it rained.

July 16, 2021 · 1 Comment

Rita Sims Quillen: First Memory

People never believe me
when I tell them I recall
waking in my crib, lying watchful

December 16, 2020 · 2 Comments

Peter Schireson: Awakening

The monk sits
upright, unmoving
in the garden

June 1, 2019 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: What is Poetry For?

A few days ago, an old priest who was a colleague of my wife’s passed away, and Eva came home from work angry at the world. I was worried; Eva … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · 9 Comments

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