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Stephen kissed me in the spring, Robin in the fall, But Colin only looked at me And never kissed at all. Stephen’s kiss was lost in jest, Robin’s lost in play, But the kiss in Colin’s eyes Haunts me night and day. The Collected Poems of Sara Teasdale (Sonnets to Duse and Other Poems, Helen of Troy and Other Poems, Rivers to the Sea, Love Songs, and Flame and She CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS… Read More

“Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way they are part of the much larger temptation to self-rejection. When we have come to believe in the voices that call us worthless and unlovable, then success, popularity, and power… Read More

“The soul is silent. If it speaks at all it speaks in dreams.” It Is Daylight, Louise Gluck  CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS Opportunity Knocks BOSTON REVIEW is currently reading query letters and unsolicited nonfiction up to 5,000 words. Watch the site for its 2019 poetry and fiction contest announcement. Details HERE. FOCUS ON THE FAMILY MAGAZINE, Helping Families Thrive™ discusses marriage and parenting from a biblical perspective and has an open call for article submissions…. Read More

Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower, We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind, In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be, In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of human suffering, In the faith that looks through death, In years that bring the philosophic mind. – William Wordsworth, excerpt from “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from… Read More