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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    February 02, 2021

    Three Prose Poems in Winter

    How do you stop people like that? What do you count as success? And when do you decide that enough is enough? The jail break should have been a tip-...
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  • Written By: Marye Trim
    January 29, 2021

    Ezekiel 33:32

    Full moon, and then new harmony / about a shepherd, “Gentle Jesus, meek and mild…” / caring for his flock, providing pasture after desolation, /...
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  • Written By: Alita Byrd
    January 27, 2021

    One Sound Music Boosts Adventist Gospel...

    Musician, arranger, and musical director Akil Henry pours his heart and soul into the platform he started 10 years ago, supporting and promoting...
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  • Written By: Don Williams
    January 22, 2021

    The Time to Love

    Dear God, / I don’t want to tell you what to do, but / there are four, even five issues / concerning your work in the world / that disrupt my dreams.
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  • Written By: Marye Trim
    January 15, 2021


    I blow the gossamer away, softly, / remembering the craftsman-artist who spoke / the word within the potter’s wheel, who fired / the kiln in the...
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  • Written By: Marye Trim
    December 25, 2020

    This Advent Season

    But see, beyond the gaudy gloom and woe, / above the pseudo ‘ho-ho-ho’, a star / of hope is shining still for all of us / who kneel and bring a gift...
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  • Written By: Marye Trim
    December 11, 2020


    Crimson is the ore of grace, divinely hued, / blessed are the bonds of tenderness / that forge together human hearts on earth...
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  • Written By: Carmen Lau
    December 04, 2020

    Psalm 23 Reimagined

    His Spirit wraps me in comfort. / He orchestrates signs to show me I am on the right path. / In fact, He plans sometimes for me to correspond and...
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  • Written By: Marye Trim
    November 20, 2020


    Ripples of a warm thermal pool / are constant as it bubble-bubbles on / in dawn and birdsong, dusk and sunset. / So much like the yearnings rooted...
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  • Written By: Cristina Williams
    November 13, 2020

    Mystery — Poem

    Mystery can feel like protection. / It is able to crop up anywhere / As beauty (and tragedy) are liable to do.
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