Spoonful: A Gathering of Stone Soup Poets

An extension of Cambridge's Stone Soup Poetry Venue.

Two Poems by Jack Powers

"Pearly Gates" by Cindy Williams

How to Clarify our Passage

“What if a much of a wind…”
We go forward, expecting no result,
We land on the shore expecting nothing
Then, voluntarily, the gift arrives
We deserve nothing better,
Than that full-screen sense of ourselves,
Completely devoted to ourselves,
We want nothing more, than,
To experience ourselves,
As creatures,
(Who have a need,)
(That we have met…)

Make Your Garden Grow—

Our Distant parents, Adam and Eve,
Inherited a garden, The Garden of Eden.
There were lush plants, although neither wrote
Down what the daily experience was like
They were both forbidden to taste the
Tree of knowledge, the apples, from that
Tree. Suddenly God made an entrance
And said “You are forbidden this fruit,
Yet, you,” addressing Adam, “as the first
Human, you have sinned against my