catholic poetry

Epiphany

This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Jenna Funkhouser.                                                                                                Epiphany Help me choose adoration over understanding when confronted with You. Simply for the act of bowing and offering sages and elders once wandered two years after a star. They must have felt how often we deride the pilgrimage of unknown destination the dream-directed the senseless offering […]

Those Moments

This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by P.C. Scheponik. Those Moments There are those moments when the whole world melts, soft, sandy beaches into indigo waves, into blue silk sky, into angel hair clouds, into sun’s golden eye, into moon’s marble love, into fiery tears of stars who have cried themselves out, into darkness, into darkness beneath […]

To Etch the Stars

This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Mary R. Finnegan.                                                                                                                           To Etch the Stars It is a day without form, dark as night, a dirty rain falls. Still, I walk out, into the chaos, see the cosmos as it was before: a sea in storm, everything waiting for the breath of God to tame the wild […]

Molten Glass

catholic poetry

This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by John Darretta.                                                                                                                           Molten Glass Soft colors slowly shift along the ancient chancel wall, trails of light beaming through a tinted window at my back, as from without, above the whir of traffic and stir of life, burning sun pierces the glass, suffusing hues in trails of light, streaming them […]