Impressions from the land of Rumi
Whoever you are: in the evening step out | of your room, where you know everything …
Mary Oliver was an astonishing poet beloved by many and also a frequent contributor to PARABOLA over the years.
A child retells the legend of the Sumerian goddess Inanna and her descent to the Nether World.
Three Poems by Jane Yolen
A poem by Walt Whitman in our issue, Happiness.
Every word I pick here | Is the wrong one, one | I’ve used too often, | Touched by thought | Until it’s worn and tired.
I don’t know why I was born | with this belief in something | deeper and larger than we can | see. […]
All it takes is one blue rowboat tied to a buoy,
and its reflection, and this moment
for me to go remembering everything. …
Stephanie Unger is a writer who lives in Buffalo, NY. She has studied poetry at workshops led by Martha Heyneman and others at the Rochester Folk Art Guild in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State.