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I Wait in Never-Ending Silence
by Jane Karina

For years I wait,
in silence,

The endless cosmos
and turning
while I await
its stop.

A sun wails for
attention in a
desperate bid
for success.

The earth grumbles
in a rocking chair
swaying back and forth
with rhythm
for an old man.

A cycle grows
of breathing
and choking.
The cycle continues.

The air follows out
into the ocean
to be swallowed
and be no more.

Still I wait
in never-ending

For life,
for death,
for rebirth.

IMAGE: “Silence” by Arthur Beecher Carles (1908).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jane Karina is currently a soon-to-be undergraduate student aspiring to be a criminal psychologist. While waiting for university to start, she fills time by swimming and other sports, writing fiction and writing on her blog, and various other activities. Visit her at

LOOK (Excerpt)
by Rumi

Look at the union of the
spring and winter
manifested in the equinox

you too must mingle my friends
since the earth and the sky
are mingled for you and me…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rumi (1207–1273) was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Rumi’s importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. In 2007, he was described on a BBC program as the “most popular poet in America.” (Source:

ILLUSTRATION: “Vernal Equinox” by Rosalyn Stevenson. Prints available at