A coil of light/ patterns broken and remade/in the path to certitude -Poem by June
“None have I sought nor any will I seek save Thee; no path have I trodden nor any will I tread but the path of Thy love. In the darksome night of despair, my eye turneth expectant and full of hope to the morn of Thy boundless favor…”
-‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Baha’i Prayers
“Sorrow not if, in these days and on this earthly plane, things contrary to your wishes have been ordained and manifested by God, for days of blissful joy, of heavenly delight, are assuredly in store for you. Worlds, holy and spiritually glorious, will be unveiled to your eyes.” -Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, CLIII
Sorrow not your cocoon gone/ become butterfly/ Wing your way to/ days of blissful joy
Worlds unveiled/ soul wings unfurled
-Poem: June Perkins
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We welcome back Shirin Sabri with two new sonnets from Czechia, along with a number of other veteran poets and photographers from Australia, Scotland and the U.S.
Newcomers Gail Alberini, Kelly Clark Boldt, Mandana Sabet, Bonnie Samms-Overley, and Harold Tichenor share their remarkable fabric, paint, verbal and photo visions with us, and add Canada as a contributing nation.
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