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Sicily, and Cathedrals of the Heart

I’ve just returned from Sicily, a poor region of Italy, but a land rich in beauty–beauty enough to leave me speechless and in awe as I stepped inside Monreale’s cathedral and looked into the face of the pantocrator–Christ as the Lord of the … Continue reading

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Beauty and Justice

 “Man is hungry for beauty. There is a void.”—Oscar Wilde In the streets of my Delhi neighborhood, workers are building new apartments. Women carry sand on their heads. Bricks are stacked on the walkway. Yesterday the populous celebrated Republic Day, … Continue reading

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Poems To Reach Across Worlds–The Poetry Post

  This fall I had a poetry post made for the school where I work. It’s a simple post with a plastic box for the poems and every couple of weeks I put copies of a different poem in the … Continue reading

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Finding Ourselves and the Poetry of Maria Mazziotti Gillan

While looking for new ideas for teaching poetry this past week, I discovered a wonderful writer, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, an Italian American poet whose poetry recreates scenes with such vivid detail that you are literally inside the setting with her, living what it … Continue reading

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