"A poem is when you have the sky in your mouth.
It is hot like fresh bread, when you eat it, a little is always left over.
A poem is when you hear the heartbeat of a stone,
when words beat their wings. It is a song sung in a cage."
It seems no accident that National Poetry Month falls when Easter alleluias continue to ring. Poetry, “a language against which you have no defenses” according to David Whyte, awakens new seeing. It breaks through imprisoned imagination with a deeper truth, with a glimpse of “hidden wholeness” woven through the universe. Dictators ban poets because they stir the spirit that empowers hope.
For Christians, the “new seeing” invited by the Resurrection reveals a mystery beyond all telling. We are not alone. Within us is a merciful Love that triumphs over our death and heals our brokenness. This love binds us to one another and bathes the world’s wounds in light.
Upcoming programs invite us into this light. Come join us! Listen deeply to the voice that greets us: “Peace be with you. Do not be afraid.” Know that we pray for you and your loved ones to see God’s presence in our midst, wounded, beloved and beautiful.
The Cranaleith Staff