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.

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 […]

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 […]