Breathe

By Laura Pierson When the quakes of the earth ring through your spine, let your breath be a reminder.   For each breath we take connects us back and across. Back to the days and lives that brought you here, across the web of beings near and far who carried you. Collectively, the rhythm of... Continue Reading →

Pregnant with Fire

Photo credit: Alexander Solomon This poem was originally performed at The Prophet’s “Tongues of Fire” spoken word event.  By Narges Shafeghati I was pregnant with fire that you agreed to extinguish On your distant mind a hall filled with people _____whose memory haunts us until we sanctify them, _____wrap them in aluminum foil and light them... Continue Reading →

Reflection of God’s Love

Photo Credit: Alexander Solomon By Kasey Kelly "God loves all creatures." How can I trust that verse if an environment has shown me that God loves all creatures with conditions. Display my central prophet’s moments and gain positive feedback, then, not allowing others to experience being peripheral prophets. God kept me as a central prophet,... Continue Reading →

(un)becoming

Photo credit: Alexander Solomon This poem was originally performed at The Prophet’s  “Tongues of Fire” spoken word event.  By Alexander Solomon I stole something from the market today, a small piece of cheese come all the way from Switzerland. I think about it while you take a photo of me in a pose that is indicative... Continue Reading →

Why am I here

Photo credit: Alexander Solomon This reflection was originally performed at The Prophet’s  “Tongues of Fire” spoken word event.  By Melissa Martinez It’s the question I keep asking myself. Over and over. Someone commits yet another microaggression against me. Why am I here? My heart yearns for the land that my Daddy’s bones are returning too. I... Continue Reading →

Untitled

Photo credit: Alexander Solomon These blackout poems were originally performed at The Prophet’s  “Tongues of Fire” spoken word event.  By Kristen Jensen Kristen Jensen is a second year Master of Divinity student focusing on chaplaincy and death studies. She also works in Student Affairs at BU. She loves hiking, plants, and her chihuahua Mary Jo.

Just a little wind

Photo credit: Alexander Solomon This poem was originally performed at The Prophet’s  “Tongues of Fire” spoken word event.  By Kyle Walden Thomas comes in: I think your tent is flying away I panic, but that won’t do I leave my breakfast without question and see a tent like a plastic bag in the wind violently tumbling... Continue Reading →

Speech Becoming Flesh

Photo credit: Alexander Solomon This reflection was originally an opening statement performed at The Prophet's  "Tongues of Fire" spoken word event.  By Laura Ellis We are here to speak, to listen, and to be heard. And what a powerful thing that is. What a powerful thing words are. Powerful as both life-giving liberation and devastating destruction. The... Continue Reading →

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