Category: religious poetry

  • A Selection of Kitten Verse by Oliver Herford

    _____           Oliver Herford was born in Sheffield, England in 1863 and moved with his family to Chicago, Illinois when he was twelve, then onto Boston seven years later. After schooling back in England and then in Ohio, he moved to New York City with his wife Margaret Regan, where he […]

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  • Taslima Nasreen: Women’s Rights vs the Holy Hell

    _____ Taslima Nasreen, International Women’s Day, March 8, 2007, Women’s Rights, the Veil and Islamic and Religious Laws _____ Taslima Nasreen or Nasrin was born in Mymensingh in what then was known as East Pakistan. Read more about this poet, writer, physician, radical feminist, human rights activist, and secular humanist here: Family Security Matters: Taslima […]

  • The Long-Awaited, Unabating, Top 30 All-Time Greatest Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

    _____ Below is a countdown of the top 30 poems written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, who was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1872, and died there in 1906. The poems included here are very enjoyable and speak very well to the world, some through dialect. They show Dunbar to be unique, important, and universal by […]

  • Blue Luge

            _____     Blue Luge Two guys are on a park bench arguing about whether God exists. Harry says there’s no God, that when you die, you get zilched. Freddy says when you die, you go to God in Heaven. A lightning bolt strikes and takes them both, one at a […]

  • Mary and The Maid, cleaning up the place

        by Patty Griffin     Mary     Mary You’re covered in roses You’re covered in ashes You’re covered in rain You’re covered in babies You’re covered in slashes You’re covered in wilderness You’re covered in stains You cast aside the sheets You cast aside the shroud Of another man who served the […]

  • Faith’s Review and Expectation by John Newton (Amazing Grace, that is)

            originally a poem     written with William Cowper (1731-1800)     by Rev. John Newton (1725-1807)     Faith’s Review and Expectation     Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound) That sav’d a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. […]

  • Over Emily Dickinson’s for Thanksgiving: 16 Poems

        Emily Dickinson 1830-1886     _____     A Bird came down the Walk                 A Bird came down the Walk–             He did not know I saw–             He bit an Angleworm in halves   […]