Poetry List June 17, 2016 By Saint Mary of Egypt: A Modern Verse Life by Bonnie B. Thurston Introducing Mary of Egypt, a saint whose life started in wild immorality, but who was aided in her conversion by the Virgin Mary, attended to by a lion and a monk, and lived an ascetic life in the desert. Bonnie B. Thurston brings her to us in prose and verse. Read More » Tashlich by Bruce Black we toss our twigs / into the water / as if they are our sins, / our souls, like the fish, / swaying this way and that // caught between life and death, / between what was / and what will be, / not knowing what will come... Read More » A Serious Call to Holy Life by Soraya Qahwaji Yet another night, / you pray to go to sleep / and never wake up. / You want out / the decade-long drudgery / yet you suck it up / lest the earth be the womb of heaven / and you make yourself a stillborn. Read More » Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.