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The Seat of All Our Souls: Lenten Reflections on Poetry and Penitence by Davis Smith

The Seat of All Our Souls: Lenten Reflections on Poetry and Penitence by Davis Smith

This is the time of year for reflection. The sun-soaked, breeze-cooled April evenings are punctured with carilloning birds and the scent of burgeoning lilacs. These expectant days, teetering on the verge of tulips and triumph, always seemed ideal for meditation on renewal and redemption. The […]

Requiem: Finding Rest Through Great Art by Davis Smith

Requiem: Finding Rest Through Great Art by Davis Smith

Enjoy this stunning performance of Brahms’s Requiem on YouTube.  Rest. Isn’t that something we could all use more of? As college students, how often do we fall into the trap of being harried and stressed to the last degree; forgetting to engage joyfully in our […]

Three Prose Poems on Minnesota Moments by Davis Smith

Three Prose Poems on Minnesota Moments by Davis Smith

Author commentary: I am a passionate devotee of poetry, but sometimes I feel as if words refuse my sainted efforts to wrest them into lines and meter. For this reason, the concept of a prose poem appealed to me as I attempted to express my […]

The Tragedy of Ambition: Musings on Shelley’s Frankenstein by Davis Smith

The Tragedy of Ambition: Musings on Shelley’s Frankenstein by Davis Smith

“‘Hateful day when I received life!’ I exclaimed in agony. ‘Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a […]