Archive | August, 2019

Moon Savage | Towards a spiritual politics

What does spirituality have to do with politics? When we embrace a spiritual practice does not that bring us deeper into contemplating a more compassionate and caring attitude towards all of our relations and lead us away from self-promoting agendas? Please allow me to say that I am not any more qualified than anyone else to write this essay. I do not have much of a formal education; nor am […]

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Lisa Ezzard | What if there were no enemy…and other poems

What if There Were No Enemy in a circle of women in a dark and shrouded place not in hiding but in hope – singing and sweating and letting down our guard – we configure the world while all the kings’ men ride with the winds unified in home and in spirit cheering to the poor and bringing them bread while toy soldiers march across the battleground in a child’s […]

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Russell Willis | Two poems

The Path Takes grace to tread the path That wanders through or past Another’s soul or mind or heart With no thought of self or right No damage of the collateral sort No insistence that this path alone Leads to the pot of gold deserved The merit of who holds the keys Wandering through or past The ones we keenly disregard The ones that don’t deserve Or even know that […]

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Ute Carson | The Wall, Monument to Disenchantment

  A man stands, arms tightly clenched across his chest, and the child retreats. The man opens his arms wide like wings, and the child jumps into his embrace. A woman shears the hedge between backyards as a neighbor ambles up on the other side. Their words pass easefully over the green divide. When a boy throws a rock hard against a wall, it boomerangs back and hits him. When […]

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