The Stone

By Roger Peterson

From the clay I pulled a stone Small Simple Round Feeling out of place in my hand I threw it Striking you Surprise on your face

And I thought A man in a glass house Should not throw stones But it was done

From the floor you pulled the stone Small Simple […]

Mirrors in Dreams

I’ve often heard Jeremy Taylor refer to dreams as “the magic mirror that never lies.” Dreams, if we can unpack them, reflect us back to ourselves. And what I see in a mirror in a dream is often a glimpse of my truest self. I’ve been thinking about two mirrors—one in a dream I had […]

Missing Person

By Nancy Deal

I glanced at my reflection As I was passing by, And this brief inspection Showed a sight that wasn’t I. No sunburned nose, no uncurled hair, No slightly crooked grin– Just a wall, blank and bare, Where a mirror had always been.



Until I found this in her papers, I […]

Haiku collection

Today I offer six haiku by Jaelynne Tolman. These weren’t written to be grouped together, but I like how they relate to one another.

I see what I see but understand what I see is through a keyhole

Each and every day I clean my dusty mirror in meditation

My projecting eyes reflect […]