POEMS: “Pain’s purpose” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Pain’s Purpose How blind is he who prays that God will send All pain from earth. Pain has its use and place; Its ministry of holiness and grace. The darker tones upon the canvas blend With light and color; and their shadows lend The painting half its dignity. Efface The sombre background, and you lose…

POEMS: “They Shall Not Win” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“They Shall Not Win” Whatever the strength of our foes is now, Whatever it may have been, This is our slogan, and this our vow- They shall not win, they shall not win. Though out of the darkness they call the aid Of the evil forces of Sin, We utter our slogan unafraid- They shall…

POEMS: “We Are Ready!” by Trina Graves

We Are Ready! July 27, 2019 Trina GravesLeave a comment     Birthed with an inner knowing We came with a job to do Many not knowing the reason We were different, we all knew Over years we grew wise To the plot set millennia ago Negativity steeped, pulling down Humanity wept, time was slow…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Quenching darkness” by Hafiz

“Quenching darkness” God pours light into every cup, quenching darkness. The proudly pious stuff their cups with parchment and critique the taste of ink while God pours light and the trees lift their limbs without worry of redemption, every blossom a chalice. Hafiz, seduce those withered souls with words that wet their parched lips as…

POEMS: “The Wish to be Generous” by Wendell Berry

The Wish to be Generous ALL that I serve will die, all my delights, the flesh kindled from my flesh, garden and field, the silent lilies standing in the woods, the woods, the hill, the whole earth, all will burn in man’s evil, or dwindle in its own age. Let the world bring on me…

POEMS: “Sweet Darkness”

When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone
no part of the world can find you.