poetry and spirituality

April: National Poetry Month

by Melannie Svoboda SND on March 30, 2020

April is National Poetry Month. I have selected three poems to celebrate this wonderful form of writing. All the poems have a Spring and Resurrection theme. I hope you enjoy them. The first poem is by one of our readers (and frequent responder) John Hopkins, a high-school English teacher who lives in Massachusetts. In this […]

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Celebrating National Poetry Month

by Melannie Svoboda SND on April 17, 2017

April is national poetry month. In honor of poetry, I’d like to share four short poems with you. I’ll say a word or two about a few of them. I suggest you read the poems slowly and even aloud. The first poem is by St. John of the Cross, translated by Daniel Ladinsky: What Is […]

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April is National Poetry Month

by Melannie Svoboda SND on April 20, 2015

April is national poetry month in the U.S. Started in 1996, it is (according to my local library) “the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.”

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