Category: Easter


Today’s poet from Education for Justice is a favorite of many, Emily Dickinson. Hope Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune—without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And… Continue Reading “Hope”

Late Ripeness

Today’s Easter poem from Education for Justice is by Czeslaw Milosz. Late Ripeness Not soon, as late as the approach of my ninetieth year, I felt a door opening in me and I entered the clarity of early morning. One after another my former… Continue Reading “Late Ripeness”


Today’s Easter Poem from Education for Justice is by Denise Levertov Beginners (Dedicated to the memory of Karen Silkwood and Eliot Gralla) “From too much love of living, Hope and desire set free, Even the weariest river Winds somewhere to the sea—“ But we… Continue Reading “Beginners”

Thought Work

  Today’s Easter poem from Education for Justice is another from John O’Donohue Thought Work Off course from the frail music sought by words And the path that always claims the journey, In the pursuit of a more oblique rhythm, Creating mostly its own… Continue Reading “Thought Work”

Easter Saturday – Messenger

Today’s poem from Education for Justice is by Mary Oliver. Messenger My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird – equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.… Continue Reading “Easter Saturday – Messenger”

Easter Friday – At the Edge

Today’s Easter Poem from Education for Justice is by the wonderful Irish poet John O’Donohue. At the Edge Sometimes, behind the lines Of words giving voice to the blue wind That blows across the amber fields Of your years, whispering the hungers Your dignity… Continue Reading “Easter Friday – At the Edge”

Easter Thursday- What to Remember When Waking

Today’s Easter Poem is by one of my favorite poets, David Whyte. I heard him recently at the Religious Education Congress in Southern California. It is wonderful just to hear him recite poetry. What a wonderful experience! What to Remember When Waking In that… Continue Reading “Easter Thursday- What to Remember When Waking”

Easter Wednesday – What Is Hope?

Today’s Easter poem from Education for Justice is by the Brazilian Theologian Rubem Alves. What Is Hope? What is hope? It is a presentiment that imagination is more real and reality less real than it looks. It is a hunch that the overwhelming brutality… Continue Reading “Easter Wednesday – What Is Hope?”

Easter Tuesday – A Better Resurrection

Today’s Poem from Education for Justice is by Christina Rosetti. A Better Resurrection I have no wit, no words, no tears;    My heart within me like a stone Is numb’d too much for hopes or fears;    Look right, look left, I dwell… Continue Reading “Easter Tuesday – A Better Resurrection”

Easter Monday – When Death Comes

Today’s Easter poem from Education for Justice is by a favorite poet of many: Mary Oliver. When Death Comes When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn; when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and… Continue Reading “Easter Monday – When Death Comes”