The annual winners of the Poetry of the Sacred Contest (2021), chosen by the Center for Interfaith Relations.
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. …