Philip Metres

Arts & Culture Poem
February 10, 2017

Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows (Lk 12:7).
                            

November 24, 2015
During Advent a few years ago, I composed meditations each morning on the day’s scriptural readings as I experienced the season. This Advent journal was my experiment, my practice as a writer and a seeker, to anchor myself before each day pulled me in all its directions. I began with Scripture
Poem
November 04, 2015
Then the Lord stretched out His hand and touched my mouth…Jer 1:9 render menull & voicemay I not befallen noise listener up theretune your air& liquid tonguelet your unsung devouring mouthgive birthto these wordslavish & ludicrous an unwalled museuma windowed m
Poem
November 04, 2015
O unnamed & only son too soonslipped from tender clutchof unripe body from cursed branchI will hang what’s left of youuntil you bloom into bone unnamed & onlyaviary of ribcageI will play what is reft from me & cradle the holewhat is singing
November 04, 2015
In our global digital age, what can poetry and the arts do?
Poem
April 17, 2006
So easy to mistake him for the crucifier,