Praise the Rain by Joy Harjo
"Praise crazy. Praise sad. / Praise the path on which we're led."
untitled by Rachel McKibbens
"Last Love, I am all that is left. Forgive me. / I did not see you coming. Forgive me. // Last Love, every day without you was a life / I crawled out of. Amen."
Heavy by Mary Oliver
"Have you heard / the laughter / that comes, now and again, / out of my startled mouth?"
Being in This World Makes Me Feel Like a Time Traveler by Kaveh Akbar
"One day I stopped in a lobby for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres / and ever since, the life of this world has seemed still."
Clear Night by Charles Wright
"I want to be bruised by God. / I want to be strung up in a strong light and singled out. / I want to be stretched, like music wrung from a dropped seed."
Mysteries, Yes by Mary Oliver
"Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous / to be understood. /
Notebook Fragments by Ocean Vuong
"Woke up screaming with no sound. The room filling with a bluish water / called dawn."
Prayer by Galway Kinnell
"Whatever happens. Whatever / what is is is what / I want."
Sometimes by Mary Oliver
"Two or three times in my life I discovered love. / Each time it seemed to solve everything. / Each time it solved a great many things / but not everything."