Lazarus and the Oppressor

Once upon a time, there was a man whose fate on earth was unthinkably bad. He was homeless, jobless, and unable to work. He had a terrible disease. Because he was not a woman or a child, no one’s gallantry was awakened by his plight. He got no health care. He got no help. He…

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Poetry Challenge 11: Noah’s Raven

by Leah Sommers   “And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:  And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.   Also he sent forth a dove.…

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The Unuttered Poetry of Rose

Is there a consummation lit by awe reserved for me? Oh, when will I go up – up flames like steps of stone – I who never told my banal yearnings no to let the heat mount up? I who am built low and squat but now see lines that rise and soar – who never knew…