Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Jose Padua: Stray Cats and the Prospect of Evenings Illuminated by the Full Moon

I wonder about things that may one day rise slowly
from beneath dry, brown grass; the beautiful sights
made visible by the drifting off of clouds, and the
slow telling of tall tales under the hunter’s full moon.

January 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Seamus Heaney: Pangur Bán

Next thing an unwary mouse
Bares his flank: Pangur pounces.
Next thing lines that held and held
meaning back begin to yield.

February 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Chuck Taylor: Mad Love

for you are broken too, eh?
and mad like me for love

December 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rubén G. Mendoza: A sacred light in the darkness

On Saturday, Dec. 21, nations in the Northern Hemisphere will mark the winter solstice – the shortest day and longest night of the year. For thousands of years people have marked this event with rituals and celebrations to signal the rebirth of the sun and its victory over darkness.

December 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Molly Fisk: Nine Short Lives

One of my cats just jumped to the floor from the bathroom sink, where he’d been sipping drops of leftover water, and made a very loud thump. I looked up … Continue reading

May 16, 2018 · 1 Comment

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