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March 2020 ~ Snowdrop

A welcome return from Earth's long, faithful holding..... Snowdrop Do you know what I was, how I lived? You know what despair is; then winter should have meaning for you. I did not expect to survive, earth suppressing me. I didn’t expect to waken again, to feel in damp earth my body able to respond [...]

By |March 1st, 2020|Poem of the Month|

February 2020 ~ blessing the boats

I chose this spare yet complex poem by Lucille Clifton to honor Black History Month and to celebrate the love that may carry us "through this to that." blessing the boats (at St. Mary's) may the tide that is entering even now the lip of our understanding carry you out beyond the face of fear [...]

By |February 3rd, 2020|Poem of the Month|

January 2020 ~ One Heart

A deceptively simple poem; an amazing economy of words.  Li-Young Lee's poem (a favorite of mine)  expresses what’s hard to put my finger on.  May his words console and instruct.  Happy New Year! One Heart Look at the birds. Even flying is born out of nothing. The first sky is inside you, Friend, open at [...]

By |January 2nd, 2020|Poem of the Month|

To Blog Or Not To Blog, My Gorgeous Shiner, Lucky Luv & Other Stuff

O, Lucky, how I miss your diggers with their scent of fresh grass and Fritos!  I'm so glad you found me!   Yes, t'was a big year.  In the middle March, amid a massive snow and ice storm, I moved to a 600 square footer. It takes 20 minutes to clean and has one teeny tiny [...]

By |December 1st, 2019|Blog|

December 2019 ~ Everything is Going to be All Right

In the midst of dire reports and insane circus acts on the world stage, it feels right to close the year with this poem.  Crazy maybe, yet to what the poet says, I say, amen, brother.  Bless you, friends. Everything is Going to be All Right How should I not be glad to contemplate the [...]

By |December 1st, 2019|Poem of the Month|

November 2019 ~ Believing the Guest

This poem is for anyone who can say, "Yes, I too, have been on both sides." And then forgive...all sides.  May it be so.     Believing the Guest Where do all the forgotten promises land? “I would never hurt you.” “I will love you forever.” “What’s mine is yours.” I have been on both sides. [...]

By |November 1st, 2019|Poem of the Month|

Increase Your Sanity Quotient: An Orienting Practice

What?!  I can give myself dose of sanity and no nasty side effects?   Introductory Offer Enjoy more receptivity and less reactivity by using this self-care practice!  No expiration date or fees apply, but, there's a catch:  Orienting takes consistent attention.  You must apply the practice.  This form of self-compassion increase self-regulation and resilience. Orienting – [...]

By |November 1st, 2019|Blog|

October 2019 ~ Let Evening Come

Happy 13th Anniversary, Poem of the Month! In honor of the years, a spare poem that blesses sentient beings and other forms – a bottle, a hoe, a shed.  Kenyon’s poem doesn't argue with time’s passage, but rather is a meditation on intimacy with life as it is.  May you find solace here. Let Evening [...]

By |October 1st, 2019|Poem of the Month|

A True Accounting of One Woman’s Poetry Instigations

A True Accounting of Poetry Instigations from October 2006 - October 2019, in Honor of the 13th Anniversary for Poem of the Month: Three poems in 2006 + 144 poems between 2007 and 2018 + 10 poems in 2019 = 157 poems shared via... the POTM flyer box I stuck in the ground in front [...]

By |October 1st, 2019|Blog|

Grief Is Love With No Place To Go. (Is That True?)

Here's the full quote:  “Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”  [...]

By |September 5th, 2019|Blog|