Tag Archives: prayer

Sanctify My Questions: Tara Timpson’s “Small Gifts”

"Questions" from Russ Allison Loar on Flickr (BY NC ND)

Tara Timpson’s “Small Gifts” Post 31/31 in my A Mother Here reading series. (Click/tap here to read the poem.) Poem: (Direct link to audio file.) Commentary: (Direct link to audio file.)

Accumulated Longing: Tara Timpson’s “Missing Her”

358/365 from Bethan on Flickr (BY NC ND)

Tara Timpson’s “Missing Her” Post 30/31 in my A Mother Here reading series. (Click/tap here to read the poem.) Poem: (Direct link to audio file.) Commentary: (Direct link to audio file.)

“Some Mothering, Mourning Prayer”: Deja Earley’s “Of Thy Womb”

"Mother and Lambs" by Summer Myers

Deja Earley’s “Of Thy Womb” Post 10/31 in my A Mother Here reading series. (Click/tap here to read the poem.) Poem: (Direct link to audio file.) Commentary: (Direct link to audio file.)

“If she could just speak”: Melissa Dalton-Bradford’s “Phoning Home”

"Telephone" from plenty.r. on Flickr (BY SA)

Melissa Dalton-Bradford’s “Phoning Home” Post 9/31 in my A Mother Here reading series. (Click/tap here to read the poem.) Poem: (Direct link to audio file.) Commentary: (Direct link to audio file.)

“This My Only Prayer to You”: Emma Jay’s “O”

"A Straight Course" by Rebecca Sorge

Emma Jay’s “O” Post 3/31 in my A Mother Here reading series. (Click/tap here to read the poem.) Poem: (Direct link to audio file.) Commentary: (Direct link to audio file.)

Mormon Poetry Slam, Day 4: Sarah Dunster Reads
“Ghazal” by James Goldberg

"Altar Outside Home - Vientiane, Laos" from AG Gilmore [Anita Gilmore] on Flickr

Here’s a link to James’ poem if you’d like to follow along as Sarah reads. Read more about the Mormon Poetry Slam here and see the posting schedule here. Vote for your favorite performance here (the link will go live once all the entries have been posted). Use #MormonPoetrySlam if you post about this in your social media circles.

Giving the Beauty of Holiness a Tongue (Part Two)

Giving the Beauty of Holiness a Tongue: A Review Essay on Adam’s Dream: Poems for a Latter Day by Doug Talley (Part Two) (Read Part One here) III. Adam’s Dream is divided into four sections: “Land within Arm’s Reach,” “Temples Framed by Hand,” “Voices from Another Room,” and “Flowers of a Kiss.” Each section contains eighteen poems and is framed… Read more »

Giving the Beauty of Holiness a Tongue (Part One)

Giving the Beauty of Holiness a Tongue: A Review Essay on Adam’s Dream: Poems for a Latter Day by Doug Talley (Part One)* I. During the fourth month of my wife’s first pregnancy, she started spotting. Startled by her yell from the bathroom where she’d been getting ready for work, I ran from the kitchen and met her halfway down… Read more »

The Taste of Gideon Burton’s “Salt and Blood”

Anthology Poet Highlight 37/82: Gideon Burton, “Salt and Blood” [Audio clip: view full post to listen] (My reading of “Salt and Blood”) I like the taste of “Salt and Blood.” No, I don’t live in a coven or avoid sunlight and, although I do like potato chips, NaCl isn’t really my thing. Nonetheless, Gideon’s “Salt and Blood” makes my lyric… Read more »