A Singular Leaf

After many, many storms,
There’s a singular leaf
Still hanging on.
Shaking and twisting
With an arthritic hold
On one bare branch.
It doesn’t seem possible
For one leaf to remain.
Today I am the same.

– Francie Lynch


Featured Poetry: In My Soul


my soul

there is a temple, a shrine, a mosque, a church

where I kneel.

Prayer should bring us to an altar where no walls or names exist.

Is there not a region of love where sovereignty is

illuminating nothing,

where ecstasy gets poured into itself

and becomes


where the wing is fully alive

but has no mind or



my soul

there is a temple, a shrine, a mosque,

a church

that dissolve, that

dissolve in


(by Rabia of Basra. Taken from Love Poems from God. Daniel Ladinsky)

Featured Poetry: Autumn

Leaves from the old oak tree

sail through autumn’s air

and settle on the ground.

My body chilled and shivering.

Once green, they now turn brown

and wilt away to nothingness.

The tree, bare and exposed,

accepts its fate in silence.

Worn bones and weathered skin,

I wonder:

will I be able to match such courage and endurance?

(by andelieya)

Poem: Beacon

I am in you and you

are in me. The

aches in my body are

your burdens that I feel.


Gladly do I take them upon

me to make your load

lighter and your journey

less arduous!


Will you wait for me on the

peak?  It may take me a little

longer to get there. The ascent is

steep and the night has settled upon me.


Turn on your light and let

your beacon shine on

my narrow path so

that I may follow you!


Rediscovering Goethe: For Ever

For Ever

THE happiness that man, whilst prison’d here,

Is wont with heavenly rapture to compare,–
The harmony of Truth, from wavering clear,–

Of Friendship that is free from doubting care,–
The light which in stray thoughts alone can cheer

The wise,–the bard alone in visions fair,–
In my best hours I found in her all this,
And made mine own, to mine exceeding bliss.

(Found at: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/for-ever/)