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A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Christina Rossetti: In the bleak midwinter

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.

December 25, 2019 · 3 Comments

Angele Ellis: Wonderful Life

We are halfway between Bedford and Pottersville:
the kindness of community, the chill greed of despair.

December 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Deborah Bogen: Season of Light — and of Darkness

If you happen to meet someone for whom the season of light is a reminder of a dark time, of a sorrow or a loneliness, take a moment and sit with them, let them be that dark. Believe in their sorrow as you believe also in joy. Believe in them.

December 22, 2019 · 1 Comment

Arlene Weiner: Catering the Office Party

Some couldn’t eat ham and some wouldn’t eat lamb;
some couldn’t eat sugar, some couldn’t eat seeds.
So what could I order for our office feast?
And how could I cater for everyone’s needs?

December 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Doug Anderson: Christmas

When I was a child and miserable and love stopped at every house but mine I’d go to sleep wishing for an angel, that she’d emanate from the dark and … Continue reading

December 25, 2018 · 6 Comments

Adrie Kusserow: Jesus, Immaculee and the Pig

Essex, Vermont This is where Jesus dumped Immaculee before wandering off  to tend another flock of clouds,  down in the psych ward, clutching her bible and scattered papers,  preaching to … Continue reading

December 19, 2018 · 8 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: Why Some Jews “Do” Christmas and Some Christians Don’t Follow Their Messiah

  My Jewish friends send Christmas cards. They decorate Christmas trees and exchange gifts. They bake Christmas cookies. They even attend midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. When asked why, their … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

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