Liberty Island will be republishing a series of poems by Jamie Glazov first published in 2016, now with new images. This is the first.


In the depth of man’s sorrow
that washes the earth
of its pain
and its loss.
What a smile can break
And resuscitate.

In the depths of brokenness
and the loss of all hope.
Of blindness.
And loss of the earth’s taste.
What a smile can awake
and remake
in the universe.

In the depths of despair
when love can awaken.
The hope that tears can
run dry in a well
that serves as a garden
for a miracle
that a smile can leave in its trace.