Where along the migratory way
These cranes may also stop
I can not say.
The river's a dozen miles from here,
But twice, sometimes more,
A fleet of sails
On a sea
Like manna and the quails
Come from some other land
"This way! This way!"
Phyllis Tickle (1934-2015) was founding editor of the religion department of Publishers Weekly and author of several books, including the series The Divine Hours. This poem first appeared in her last book, Hungry Spring & Ordinary Song: Collected Poems (Paraclete Press, 2015). Used with permission of Tickle, Inc.
- Editor's Note from April 28, 2016
Issue 47: A good, dreadful covenant mark; wine’s life from grapes’ decay; and nature’s remedy. /
- Why Did God Choose Circumcision?
The hopeful, beautiful, and terrible reason for the drastic covenant. /
- Wine, Wine, Wine!
We’ve turned dying fruit into a durable drink for millennia but only recently understood it. /
- How Nature Soothes the Soul
Scientific evidence for the benefits of outdoor recreation. /
- Wonder on the Web
Issue 47: Links to amazing stuff.