Poem: “After”

Poem: “After”

After By Patrick T. Reardon . After clangor parade, after wailing trombones, teletype drums, clockwork drum majors and majorettes, after cymbal clamor of arena-full horde, pent-up for release, for rebound off rafters — where he watches — after...

Essay: Citizen Jesus

Essay: Citizen Jesus

Back in the ‘80s, during a holiday get-together, one of the family elders, who was known for sweeping declarations, made a sweeping declaration: “You can’t be a Republican,” she said, “and be a good Catholic.” From couch to couch, we looked at...

Poem: “Marriage Song”

Poem: “Marriage Song”

Marriage Song Patrick T. Reardon . We exult at the joining of young lives. We dance the dance of joy. . This is a time of merriment. This is a time of wonder. Who will argue at a time like this? Who will find fault? . Fear is exiled. ...