Poem: “Forgiveness,” by John Greenleaf Whittier

Poem: “Forgiveness,” by John Greenleaf Whittier

My heart was heavy, for its trust had been Abused, its kindness answered with foul wrong; So, turning gloomily from my fellowmen, One summer Sabbath day I strolled among the green mounds of the village burial place; Where, pondering how all human love and hate Find...
Poem: “Escape,” by D. H. Lawrence

Poem: “Escape,” by D. H. Lawrence

When we get out of the glass bottles of our own ego, and when we escape like squirrels from turning in the cages of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright but things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves....
Poem: “New Day’s Lyric,” by Amanda Gorman

Poem: “New Day’s Lyric,” by Amanda Gorman

May this be the day We come together. Mourning, we come to mend, Withered, we come to weather, Torn, we come to tend, Battered, we come to better. Tethered by this year of yearning, We are learning That though we weren’t ready for this, We have been readied by...
Poem: “The Amaranth,” by  Vachel Lindsay

Poem: “The Amaranth,” by Vachel Lindsay

Ah, in the night, all music haunts me here. . . . Is it for naught high Heaven cracks and yawns And the tremendous Amaranth descends Sweet with the glory of ten thousand dawns? Does it not mean my God would have me say: — “Whether you will or no, O city young, Heaven...
Poem: “What is it That I Seek?” by Akbar Ahmed

Poem: “What is it That I Seek?” by Akbar Ahmed

What is it that I seek? A force of such might it sets me free A light so bright it blinds me I heard it in the voice of the nightingale I know it was in the hearts of the wise I sensed it in the lover’s tale I saw it in your eyes I heard it in Rumi’s poetry I know it...