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Straw

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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 […]

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, […]