Catholic Poetry Room


Curated by poetry editor, Tim Bete, the Catholic Poetry Room provides the best contemporary Catholic poetry to inspire you and transform the culture. It is our mission to expand the audience for poetry and thereby deepen our love of God and glorify Him. We welcome submissions and recommendations.

Sometimes I think I am a Christian

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This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Phil Flott. Sometimes I think I am a Christian particularly in winter, earth is frozen, bulldozers cannot scrape the surface. The first snow cover is so bright I forget what’s underneath. Nights, though, I hear the ground groaning as frozen moisture heaves it up. Then I know where sap lurks, […]

Cracks

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This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Marjorie Maddox. Cracks “Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush. . . . in the home begins the disruption of peace in the world.” —Mother Teresa of Calcutta Mother Teresa keeps strumming and singing Chapin’s “Cat’s in the Cradle” in my hustle- and-bustle on-constant- replay dream where […]

The Light of Christ

This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by David Russell Mosley. The Light of Christ His precious blood poured down with water and light.The Light of all the world for us was snuffed out.Just as a candle standing in the nightIs finally hushed, leaving darkness and doubt,So he too was hushed, uttering his finalCry. But Death’s domain could […]

To the God-daughter, who forgave you

This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Marjorie Maddox. To the God-daughter, who forgave you for missing her life, “See,”she says, “I am still here,and would you like some new solesfor those shoes? Or insertsto add comfort to the daily? I am goodat my job and would love to helpyou.” She isbeautiful and generousand so like God, […]