Wishing everyone a beautiful April, and a Happy Easter/Resurrection Day! Jesus is alive! This issue presents with poetry by Cindy Bousquet Harris, Elizabeth Brooks, JD DeHart, Donal Mahoney, Bina Pillai, Lucia Walton Robinson, and Edilson A. Ferreira. Springtime visual art by Cindy Bousquet Harris; and the popular column-A Call to Love by Elizabeth Brooks. We hope you enjoy this issue of Spirit Fire Review!
Easter Morning Light had gone from the world: Their Master, Jesus, crucified– They were alone, to darkness hurled the fearful, darkening day He died. Few had followed to His cross. John was with Him at the end, but disciples scattered to escape more loss when Judas betrayed Him. Peter, stout friend, defended his Master, then denied Him thrice, and fled to save his life. John and His mother stayed beside Him with Mary of Magdala and Cleopas’ wife. By this disgraceful means he
Fade to Spring (Inspired by a painting by Ramón Chirinos.) Shadows condense to wide-weave lace, grey and blooming in the garden of clouds, a window curtained by icicle rain, outside, tables wait imagined in winter light. _________ They Say They say you’re there but I can’t see you, they say you’re everywhere, I feel alone, but I believe you; I reach out and you are there. __________ Voices in Paradise (A “found” poem, composed of words from “Westways: The Magazine for Auto Cl
"My father called her “We”" My father called my mother "Nammal". I found that unique and strange. I asked my father, “What does that mean? Isn’t Indira her name?” My father was calm; he smiled, "Nammal is a Malayalam word. The meaning is simple;it means ‘We.’ Didn’t you know that, my child?” I pondered for a moment, I was taken aback, but loved his logic. From him I learnt “I” is not the word; “We” is beautiful, it creates magic. While talking or writing to anyone, even my si
Morning, Noon and Infinite Arise, shine, for your light has come and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and His glory shall be seen by you. Isaiah 60:1-2 ESV Some days there are interruptions and joy could be thwarted by events and circumstance. The challenge then for me, is to recognize inaction and disobedience (hesitance). I reflect and renew my mind knowing