Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

A poem from Stephen Cipot, for all of us!


In praise of Heaven,

And the boundless inner sky guided by its light.

And of life in either realm

That knows the depth its love embraces.

A love that blooms in many faiths and languages.

It is winter here, and nearly always freezing.

The world is broken and moves stupidly on

After the fall,

An orb of water, wind, and stone,

It’s stones are cold under my feet.

I sing in praise of Heaven

And its supple endless song,

That shares its heartwarming promise with all.

A voice speaking straight out of my soul.

It’s not mine to give.

It’s not mine to give.

But I’m looking up and find myself flying.

A most beautiful thing!

Above the brilliant light of Heaven.

I never want to lose its secrets.

Dear Reader,

wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy and Peaceful New Year

Stephen Cipot

December 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

L.I.F.E. 47

Creating this issue, I was thinking of St. Teresa of Avila and Mechthild of Magdeburg, and of ascending beyond the obvious and literal in choosing a phrase by Carmen Torres (completely out of context and originally published in the Holy Rosary Church bulletin in 2009) about the role of the Virgin Mary. Tanya

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Tomorrow is Poem-In-Your-Pocket Day. Download and print these Hojas de Poesía to carry in your pocket and share with people! With love, Tanya

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

L.I.F.E. 39

With this issue of L.I.F.E. I begin to post it in a new format. I continue to produce L.I.F.E. in the previous format for Holy Rosary Church in East Harlem, where it began and where it continues to be read by the parish. However, in an effort to make L.I.F.E. more universal, like the poetry and art it contains, I will publish an alternative version here. I hope that you feel inspired to forward it to your friends if you like it! I am hoping too that with this new format more people will be drawn to read, enjoy and get inspired by the spiritual nature of the poetry and art published here.