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May 14

Poetry Space Spring 2021 (Part 1)

Filed underFeatured Columns, Art Happens, Share it Here, Arts and Poetry

spring image poetry spaceWe’re delighted to present the first Poetry Space of the Spring. Please enjoy, and, as always, feel free to send us your new work!

The Spaces Between

I love the spaces between things
The sky between branches,
The still between breaths,
The quiet between sleep and wake,
The crowded wine bar of thoughts
Emptying to leave a wide open mind.

These moments are tiny. Hidden.

Be still and wait. Just wait
For in the space lies calm and peace. Continue…

Author Archive

Poetry Space Fall 2020
Poetry Space Fall 2020 – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 10.20.20
  Fall is upon us, though the earth still burns. Such a confusing and groundless time for us all. For this edition, we’re delighted to bring you two poets new to Poetry Space, and two poems that we think travel well together. Please enjoy, and send us your ...continue
Poetry Space, Summer 2020
Poetry Space, Summer 2020 – HIGHLIGHT
4 responses - Posted 08.30.20
  In this edition of Poetry Space, we bring you a poem of harm and healing. Generally, we let the poems stand on their own; but in this instance, the author shared a short note on the background of this poem, which we’ve elected to include below. May ...continue
Poetry Space, Winter 2019
Poetry Space, Winter 2019 – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 11.22.19
Moving into winter now, fallen leaves and early snow. In this edition we feature four poems from writers both new to us, and some not so new. As a reminder, for the time being we strive to publish most, if not all, of the work we receive, ...continue
Poetry Space, Early 2019
Poetry Space, Early 2019 – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 05.13.19
After a considerable absence, we are delighted to offer a new edition of Poetry Space. This edition includes both previously submitted work, and some more recently submitted pieces. We invite all of our readers to submit their work. To submit, simply email your work to [email protected] ...continue
Reopening Poetry Space
Reopening Poetry Space – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 03.03.19
Noble Sangha— After much heart searching, we have decided to reopen the Poetry Space column on the Shambhala Times. This is not a decision we take lightly. We are all broken hearted. We are all feeling lost as to how to “simply be” at this point. We’ve ...continue
Poetry Space
Poetry Space – HIGHLIGHT
6 responses - Posted 09.02.18
Reflections from the Coordinator by Jeff Fink In 2013, I was approached by the then-editor of the Times, Sarah Lipton, about possibly organizing a poetry column for the Shambhala Times. This grew out of an Enlightened Society Assembly conversation, so how could I say no? With the help ...continue
Poetry Space, Summer 2018
Poetry Space, Summer 2018 – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 08.21.18
Poetry Space – Summer 2018 Sometimes, it seems as if the world is literally and figuratively on fire, and this is certainly what it feels like in the kingdom of Shambhala right now. Also, we’re very late in responding to our most recent set of new submissions, ...continue
Shambhala Day Poetry Entries
Shambhala Day Poetry Entries – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 02.23.18
Full submissions for the 2018 Shambhala Day Poetry Contest In these complicated days, we’ve decided to publish all of the poems submitted to this year’s Shambhala Day Poetry Contest. Click here to see the winning poem and the three runners-up Winning Entry and Runners Up Below are the other ...continue
Loyalty and Joy
Loyalty and Joy – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 02.17.18
  2018 Shambhala Day Poetry Contest, Winner and Runners Up We were honored to coordinate the annual Shambhala Day Poetry contest again in this, the year of the Earth Dog. As in years past, we enjoyed entries from the United States, Canada, and several European countries. The “prompt” for ...continue
Shambhala Day Poetry Contest Call for Entries 2018
Shambhala Day Poetry Contest Call for Entries 2018 – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 01.18.18
We are delighted to announce the Annual Shambhala Day Poetry Contest for 2018. The theme of this year’s poetry contest is “Loyalty and Joy.” As in past years, the editors of Poetry Space will select one winning poem to be read aloud as part of the Sakyong’s ...continue
Poetry Space, Late Fall 2017
Poetry Space, Late Fall 2017 – HIGHLIGHT
3 responses - Posted 12.01.17
Winter is upon us across the North country. What better time to settle into some new work. With gratitude for all who support our modest efforts here at Poetry Space… continue
Poetry Space- Short Pieces of Late Summer
Poetry Space- Short Pieces of Late Summer – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 08.19.17
It’s Summer, when our submissions slow and our massive volunteer staff, Shambhalians all, head off on retreat. For those who might have wondered if we’d ever publish again (or for that matter, respond to a submission…) our apologies! In any case, we’re delighted to offer three ...continue
Poetry Space – Shambhala Day Poetry Contest Runners Up
Poetry Space – Shambhala Day Poetry Contest Runners Up – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 04.11.17
April is National Poetry Month here in the U.S., and given the confusing state of public discourse recently, I’m reminded of the words of poet William Carlos Williams who wrote, in part… “It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what ...continue
2017 Shambhala Day Poetry Contest
2017 Shambhala Day Poetry Contest – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 03.01.17
We’re delighted to share the winning poem from this year’s Shambhala Day Poetry Contest! We had entries from across the united States and Canada as well as Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. The prompt for this year’s contest was “Fresh Start” — and here’s the winning entry.   Who can ...continue

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