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Welcome to the Sacred Poetry Project with Julien DuBrow

All poetry that touches the heart and enlightens the mind is Sacred Poetry.

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Recent Poems

The Sowing of Meanings

Poet: Thomas Merton

See the high birds! Is theirs the song
That dies among the wood-light
Wounding the listener with such bright arrows?
Or do they play in wheeling silences
Defining in the perfect sky
The bounds of (here below) our solitude,

Where spring has generated lights of green
To glow in clouds upon the sombre branches?
Ponds full of sky and stillnesses
What heavy summer songs still sleep
Under the tawny rushes at your brim?

Is there anyone in the universe

Poet: Ramakrishna

Is there anyone in the universe,
among heavenly or earthly beings,
who can understand what Kali is?
The systems of all traditions
are powerless to describe Her.
Is Mother a feminine being
or greater than Being itself?

Chanting Her transforming Name —
OM KALI OM KALI OM KALI,
empowers Lord Shiva,
Who is transcendent Knowledge,
to drink the negativity of all beings,
turning His Throat dark blue.

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Sacred Poetry Project’s Mission

All poetry that touches the heart, and enlightens the mind is sacred poetry. The Sacred Poetry Project celebrates the universal healing force that arises when we engage with poetry that brings us closer to ourselves, and what we hold sacred.

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Julien DuBrow is the founder and curator of the Sacred Poetry Project.
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