Below are the poems recited during the Worship Service at UUCG on June 2, 2019. Links to the poems (where available) and biographical information about their authors have been included for reference.

 

POEMS THAT TRANSCEND AGE: For the young and the young at heart

Whatif by Shel Silverstein           

Henry by Mary Oliver  

anyone lived in a pretty how town   by e.e. cummings            

Unit of Measure   by Sandra Beasley           

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me  by Maya Angelou            

Old age sticks  by e.e. cummings            

POEMS THAT TRANSCEND TROUBLED WATERS: For the troubled heart

Desiderata  by Max Ehrmann (adapted)         

Heal   by Sherree Bailey             

Stop Calling Me a Pregnant Woman   by Hafiz

Still I Rise   by Maya Angelou            

Butterfly Dance by Sherree Bailey           

Never Give Up on Love   by Steve Babb   

POEMS THAT TRANSCEND INJUSTICE: For acts of love and justice

April 1, 1957, Leningrad: Epilogue   by Anna Akhmatova       

From Ally to Advocate  by Jonipher Kwong          

La Posada de Los Angeles/Posada   by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo

The Rainbow Sign   by Stephen Shick

The Half Smile   by Stephen Shick