Section Archive: Poetry

The Living Dead

Vickie Walker is the author of short stories and poetry, many based on her love...

Posted on: February 15, 2022

Feathered flashes of hope

This poem by Good Samaritan Sister Marie Casamento was inspired by Easter and an engaging...

Posted on: April 24, 2021

With ashened hands and heart

Scorched dry heart, mapped on the faces of young and old, rich and poor alike....

Posted on: October 20, 2020

Struggle in Exile

“Search out the house of your heart. Hope lies within,” writes Colleen Keating.

Posted on: December 11, 2019

Hildegard of Bingen: A Poetic Journey

Hildegard puts us in touch with ecology and a sense of wonder. Her visionary theology...

Posted on: September 18, 2019

Felt in the very hairs of our souls

During NAIDOC week, Good Samaritan Sister Marie Casamento SGS reflected on the spirits of the...

Posted on: July 17, 2019

One vote is all we have

Another year. Another federal election. Marie’s poem rings as true today as it did three...

Posted on: February 20, 2019

Fractured moonlight

“Fractured moonlight glints from the dark of a broken world; our whisper of prayer rises...

Posted on: December 12, 2018

Metaphorical marbles

“By Christmas,” they said, “we will let them in.” In stealth, in the dark of...

Posted on: November 21, 2018

East and West in monastic ritual

Day three, on the eve of St Benedict’s feast, prayer to the God of the...

Posted on: July 18, 2018

Shared history

Inspired by a visit last year to the Myall Creek Massacre Memorial, Colleen Keating wrote...

Posted on: June 20, 2018

A matter of perspective

“Goes forth a cry in the wasteland, full-throated, determined, forceful rippling down the aeons of...

Posted on: December 13, 2017