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Easter Song

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This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by George Herbert.                                                                                                                   Easter Song I got me flowers to straw Thy way, I got me boughs off many a tree; But Thou wast up by break of day, And brought’st Thy sweets along with Thee. The sun arising in the East, Though he give light, and th’ East […]

Stations 1 / 8 / 14

This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Jeffrey Essmann.                                                                                                                      Stations 1 / 8 / 14 1. Judgment Amazed he was at his naivete, This Jewish “king” from some pathetic town Up north. Had he not well enough conveyed The power he had to nail the fellow down? —The wife comes running with her sordid dream; And “Crucify […]

The Waiting

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This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Johanna Caton.                                                                                                                      The Waiting Inspired by St Bernard of Clairvaux’s Homily on Our Lady’s Fiat. Homily 4, 8-9: Opera omnia, Edit. Cisterc. 4 [1966], 53-54 What sigh or song or sob flew out, unleashed From angel lips, as Spirit’s fathering Word? What innocence in girl and angel stirred, As each […]

In the Garden

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This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Mary Ann Gauthier.                                                                                                                              In the Garden Like a waif reaching for the last crust of bread, I reach for His hand with hesitation. He smiles a poignant smile. “No need,” He whispers. “It must be fulfilled.” I’m mesmerized by His essence and the purity in His eyes. On my […]

Lonely Shades of Light

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This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Michael Carlton.                                                                                                         Lonely Shades of Light Warmed with soft rays that glitter of gold, The longer his days with eyes that grow old. He wakes to the shadows of dawn’s early light, Escaped from the cold to the city’s dark night. Life on this bench seen alone in the park […]

What Do You Want?

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This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Philip Vassallo.                                                                                                                      What Do You Want? after John 1:38 If you find yourself on a deserted path with two men following, do not run, cry for help, or reach for whatever weapon you can find, as He did none of these. Turn to them and ask, “What do you want?” […]

Presentation

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                                                                                                           This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Jeffrey Essmann. Presentation I sometimes fear, O Lord, I’ve not the scope of years or wisdom left to me to bear the growing burden of an active hope. The dark’ning world around me swirls with care. Its very skies are sighing with the pain of human lives adrift and […]