Author Marilynne Robinson pens an essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education – on reclaiming a sense of the sacred. Simply Darlene tells the story of a puppy who teaches a neighbor something. Chris Galford says he ain’t no poet, and Tim Good has a cold haiku. Jack Baumgartner has some wonderful drawings of Jonah and the whale, and Jay Cookingham had another edition of Bad Sheep. And a lot more.
“The eyes have it” by Jerry Barrett at Parenthetically Speaking in 3D.
“How to get a bus out of a ditch” by Shawn Smucker.
“Longing for More” by Jason Vana.
“The Lament of Loss” by J of India at Neither Use Nor Ornament.
“Looking Back” by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today.
“Has God Disappointed You?” by Jason Stasyszen at Connecting to Impact.
“Not Sitting in Estes: Me” by Megan Willome.
“I am not a disappointment” by Louise Gallagher at Recover Your Joy.
“The Magnificent Seven” by Jay Cookingham at Soulfari.
“He had to go” by Jake Lee at Very Much Later.
“Reclaiming a sense of the sacred” by Marilynne Robinson for The chronicle of Higher Education (hat tip: Jeff Overstreet).
“When you need to remember” by Sandra Heska King.
“The size of pancakes” by Harriett Gillham at The Other Side of the Mountain.
“Professors, Pups and Pedigrees” by Darlene at Simply Darlene.
“Calm in the storm” by Daniel Donovich at The Itinerant D.
“Paraprosdokian, Anyone?” by Rachelle Gardner.
“As the Sun Is Set in the Forest” by Robert Lee Brewer at My Name Is Not Bob.
“Food Chain” by Steven Marty Grant at Urbanality.
“Marilyn Nelson” by D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.
“Looking for Meaning in Red” by Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.
“Ain’t No Poet” by Chris Galford at The Waking Den.
“Ambition” by Tony Maude at Rumours of Rhyme.
“Tyranny of socks & everyday radicals” by Brian Miller at WayStationOne.
“Fro-Zen” by Timothy Good at Poetry by Tiwago.
Paintings and Photographs
“Resting…Still” by Susan Etole at Just…A Moment.
“A New Season” and “The Sky in the Water,” watermedia on paper by Randall David Tipton at Painter’s Process.
“Looking and seeing” by Nancy Rosback at A Little Somethin’.
“Surrounded by the deep” by Jack Baumgartner at The School of the Transfer of Energy.
“Out of the Wind” by Michelle DeRusha at Graceful.
“Grit: An Essay with Photos” by Diana Trautwein at Just Wondering.
“Bad Sheep: Orange You Glad to See Me?” by Jay Cookingham, at Soulfari.
Photograph: Winter Fog by Larisa Larisa via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.