Category Archives: Poetry

“If you have a sapling in your hand and someone tells you the Messiah has arrived, first plant the sapling and then go out to welcome the Messiah.” – Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai Talmud sages

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her parting kiss fell soft upon my lips and with no hesitation although I knew the separation to be of short and temporary nature a frosting covered my heart as though a spring blossom was

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Fourth coffee, seventh book, apartment looking down on train-track, knowledge’s cruelty frozen into wrinkles, his friends tried to convince him that ignorance is inviolate but with a lot of cramming he may yet know these

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Staring at the Milky Way in a dream of ecstasy he thought only of the sweet nectar of days long gone. Mixing the oils once again on the firmament she teased while the paint dripped

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Here, one of seven and a half billion, hung nebulous and tiny in a sea of wild mysteries, scattered broad through the purple ink of ancient vastness, like bird seed flung wild, I stand, and

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it took my breath away when I saw you today little rose such a welcome surprise it brought tears to my eyes to see just how lovely you’ve grown   such sweet memories rushed back

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Eight months pregnant, Anna thumbs through glossy photographs of drought in the Horn of Africa, one more evening while her husband works the night-shift, in a play-cop uniform, patrolling the grounds of a factory. The

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Forgive my gaucherie, but I must confess to stifling more than a few yawns in salons thronged with leg-crossing intellectuals who flatulently posture as they hold forth, flaunting how learned their minds are, how considered

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The night it happened crystallized inside me. A calcified corpse of a minute that thuds inside me when I move, that pulses with my heart, so that I think I can move it, change it.

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We are all broken Pieces becoming artwork A kaleidoscope Angela Byrne is currently in her last year at HCC, majoring in Early Childhood Education. She is honored to be a part of the Phi Theta

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