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Milestones & Obituaries
"Your eyes are cells of shadow. / Your hands are empty...."
Beacon Hill Friends House
October 2021 Update
Dusinberre—Ione Dusinberre, of Sandy Spring, Md., 89, on August 9, 2019, of age-related conditions. Ione was born on August 2,…
Bearing False Witness
Sometimes people aren't who they seem.
Mistress Dyer and the Wilderness
FJ Poetry: Sometimes the wind comes from the bay / and it carries me to the Thames. But rarely. /…
Meeting with Friends in an Old Library
A visitor settles down at the library table at Beacon Hills Friends House.
After the Marathon Bombing
FJ Poetry: What shall we do with the stillness, do with the hate and the pity?
Biorn-Hansen—Sonja Biorn-Hansen, 58, on February 6, 2016, in Portland, Ore. Sonja was born on October 21, 1957, in Boston, Mass.…
Poet Meredith Trede reads “I Tell Him About the Body Bags”
FJ Poetry: Meredith Trede is a poet and editor. Her collection, Field Theory, was published by SFA Press, Stephen F.…
I Tell Him about the Body Bags
Friends Journal poetry: He loads the dishwasher, his Mom’s birthday / dinner done...
A Long Way To Run In This Cruelest of Months
Phidippides / Two thousand and some years ago / ran all alone / on his forty thousand meter footfall from…
Robert E. Young
Light a Candle
Boston is ablaze with anger, candles, and prayers… I add my candles and prayers for the victims
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