April is National Poetry Month and as fine a time as ever to salute and to savor the sacred poetry of some of our favorite poets. We will present a new poem every day this month for your pleasure and spiritual enrichment. The link below each poem takes you to our review of the book where we found it so you can go deeper into this rich source of inspiration and nourishment.

April 1: The Old Elm Tree by the River by Wendell Berry
April 2: Love at First Sight by Wislawa Szymborska
April 3: Never Lose the Way by Shihab al-Din Yahya Suhrawardi
April 4: Living the Scriptures by Lalla of India
April 5: So Much Happiness by Naomi Shihab Nye
April 6: There Is a Wonderful Game by Daniel Ladinsky as Hafiz
April 7: Poetry by Pablo Neruda
April 8: On Ordinary Daily Affairs by Layman P'ang
April 9: A Kiss by Deborah Garrison
April 10: Is My Soul Asleep? by Antonio Machado
April 11: On Mother Earth by Jamie Sams
April 12: When Your Life Looks Back by Jane Hirshfield
April 13: Memory by Jorge Luis Borges
April 14: Ask Me by William Stafford
April 15: Briefly It Enters, and Briefly Speaks by Jane Kenyon
April 16: A poem - prayer about love and life by Kuan Tao-sheng
April 17: A poem-prayer for solidarity and justice by Arthur Waskow
April 18: Growing older with beauty by Robert Terry Weston
April 19: A Lover Who Wants His Lovers Near by Rabia
April 20: God Would Kneel Down by St. Francis of Assisi
April 21: How Then Can We Argue? by Meister Eckhart
April 22: Each Soul Completes Me by Hafiz
April 23: This Place of Abundance by St. Catherine of Siena
April 24: First He Looked Confused by Tukaram
April 25: Ode to My Socks by Pablo Neruda
April 26: Summing Up by Claribel Alegria
April 27: If You Have Nothing by Jessica Powers
April 28: Paper Cranes by Thomas Merton
April 29: God Paints the Rainbows by Barb Laski
April 30: A poem about wisdom by Makeda, Queen of Sheba