poetry

Thank those who have caused you pain

I had to seek the physician Because of the pain this world Caused me I could not believe what happened when I got there I found my teacher. Before I left, he said, “Up for a little homework, yet?” “Okay,” I replied. “Well then, thank all the people who have caused you pain. They helped… Read More

A poem for equilibrium in life love and spirit

Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore, May the release of laughter rinse through your soul. As the wind loves to call things to dance, May your gravity be lightened by grace. Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth, May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect. As water takes whatever… Read More

May the dawn anoint your eyes with wonder

  As the breath of light awakens color, May the dawn anoint your eyes with wonder. As the ocean dreams to the joy of dance, May the grace of change bring you elegance. As clay anchors a tree in light and wind, May your outer life grow from peace within. As twilight pervades the belief… Read More

For a Leader

Build and Refine the Ways of Your Mind

For a Leader by John O’Donohue May you have the grace and wisdom To act kindly, learning To distinguish between what is Personal and what is not. May you be hospitable to criticism. May you never put yourself at the center of things. May you not act from arrogance but out of service. May you… Read More

Trust the wisdom of your own spirit

A Blessing for Beauty May the beauty of your life become more visible to you, that you may glimpse your wild divinity. May the wonders of the earth call you forth from all your small, secret prisons and set your feet free in the pastures of possibilities. May the light of dawn anoint your eyes that… Read More

Why poetry?

Why poetry

Poetry, like stories and music, has a way of going beyond our ordinary thinking minds.  Poetry provides us with a deeper understanding and interconnectedness. Poetry often is alchemical.  In ancient times, it was musicians and the bards that were most highly honored.  Here are a few of my current favorites: Every child has known God… Read More

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