Section Archive: Poetry

Fractured moonlight

“Fractured moonlight glints from the dark of a broken world; our whisper of prayer rises to sing the dawn. Christmas is in the air, light pierces the dark,” writes Colleen...

Posted on: December 12, 2018

Metaphorical marbles

“By Christmas,” they said, “we will let them in.” In stealth, in the dark of night, by the boats of the sky, they fly.

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 Clouds rewarded, as the rains hold back enough to give safe passage to the last...

Posted on: July 18, 2018

Shared history

Inspired by a visit last year to the Myall Creek Massacre Memorial, Colleen Keating wrote a poem which she read at the Myall Creek Memorial Gathering on June 10.

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 time… ‘Prepare the way of the Lord!’,” writes Sister Marie Casamento.

Posted on: December 13, 2017

Why am I so harried with thoughts?

“Remember, this is your world, you can no longer be ignorant like a sleeping innocent baby”, “be the difference”, “reach out each day to be The Way”, writes Colleen Keating.

Posted on: December 13, 2017

Extraordinarily ordinary

“The Ordinary is bedecked in the greening of extraordinary mystery, bejewelled with frost on the backs of huddled cows,” writes Good Samaritan Sister Marie Casamento.

Posted on: July 19, 2017

Leave the empty tomb behind

A poem for Easter week from Good Samaritan Sister Pam Grey.

Posted on: April 18, 2017

Seeds on the slipstream of life

In the slipstream of life, in the eyes of innocence, hope awaits us all on our wandering paths through life, writes Good Samaritan Sister Marie Casamento.

Posted on: October 18, 2016

One vote is all we have

One vote is all we have

With the Federal election looming in Australia, Good Samaritan Sister Marie Casamento offers us all – but particularly politicians, candidates and voters – a prayerful poem to ponder.

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Before the eyes of the world

Before the eyes of the world

“Before the eyes of the world, in the dead of night they came, seeking passage between their lands of desolation and the possibility of a better life.” Good Samaritan Sister...

Posted on: March 15, 2016

Greatest fault in being human

Greatest fault in being human

Ellie Betteridge-Garvey’s song lyrics capture the sentiments of millions of people around the world.

Posted on: September 15, 2015