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This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Jeffrey Essmann.                                                                                                                                          Straw Aquinas one day at his daily Mass Was swept into a moment of such bliss As to all human language quite surpass, Description mute before its bright abyss. And afterward the Doctor there and then, Still inward trembling with a holy awe, Laid down forevermore his sainted […]

June Morning

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This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Johanna Caton.                                                                                                                                            June Morning Morning sunlight flows through fine curtains; the bedroom’s buoyant, floats on light. Morning sunlight’s still for birds’ trills, it tiptoes like a ballerina. Morning sunlight’s blessed, blesses breakfast, butters up all the buttercups. Morning sunlight prays – rays hold creation in such delicate fingers. Johanna […]

Submissions to the Catholic Poetry Room

Poetry Submissions If you’re interested in having your poetry considered for the Catholic Poetry Room at, please e-mail your submission to after reviewing the guidelines below. Include your name, Website and any attribution for where the poem(s) previously appeared. Jeffrey Essmann is the poetry editor. Please read other poems in the Catholic Poetry Room to get a feel for […]