poetry and prayer

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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Two Poems for Reflection

by Melannie Svoboda SND on June 26, 2017

Today I’d like to share two poems with you. The first one is entitled “Drive-Thru Epiphany.” It was written by John Hopkins, a faithful reader of this blog. John taught high school English for 33 years. He retired last week. We wish him well! The other day I was in the drive-thru, biding my time, […]

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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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