Reaching Peace

By Marian Glaser © (July, 1995) Picture Link This mountain is steep. Many obstacles impede the climb to the top. A plum tree blossoms....

Rainbows

By Marian Glaser © (September, 2004) Picture link To survive this sometimes bleak existence and resist its insidious erosion, I need...

Present Tense

By Marian Glaser © (March, 2005) Picture Link A respite from growls, yells and sobs is framed in golden light, numinous like the apple...

Passion

By Marian Glaser © Picture Link Passion can make me change shape. A small seed unfurls shoots, grows roots, leaves, flowers and branches,...

Pan

By Marian Glaser Picture Link I hear Pan piping on his syrinx, surpassing Apollo’s stately notes with his wild melodies. He’s heard in...

Orgiastic Tango

by Marian Glaser Picture Link A place for two before these flames that dip and soar behind the grate. I wish it wasn’t wool caressing the...

A Rhyme for Orange?

Marian Glaser © September, 2001 Picture Link A poet was driven strange trying to find a rhyme for orange. She found lots of half rhymes...

Oases

Marian Glaser © November 1998 Picture Link I wandered through life’s burning desert, parched, desiccated, almost dead, seeing mirages....

Pheobe

Marian Glaser © Oct.-Nov. 2000 Picture Link Glasses and plates on the floor, covering the table. Mike said he’d help clean when he...

Here and Now, by Brian McClorry, SJ

By Brian McClorry, SJ © Picture Link Always here and now In all the blood and mess Everyone is born - Their start holds fast Then fades...

My Mind, My Toy

Marian Glaser © 1999 Picture Link I can remember every evil my first husband committed and relive each pain. I can remember a soft cheek...

Mourning?

Marian Glaser © August, 2004 Picture Link Not being able to mount buses or climb stairs makes me mourn both lost agility and other’s...

Waka 2, by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Excerpt from page 40 of Painting Peace: Art in a Time of Global Crisis by Kazuaki Tanahashi © 2018 Waka: Japanese Poem, 31 Syllables...

Waka 1, by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Excerpt from page 40 of Painting Peace: Art in a Time of Global Crisis by Kazuaki Tanahashi © 2018 Waka: Japanese Poem, 31 Syllables...

Moll's Blues

By Marian Glaser © January, 1996 Picture Link When I awake and see you still sleeping beside me my heart fills with happiness and love....