Lifting the “ordinary”

One of my jobs as a Poet is to lift the “ordinary” into plain sight, showing how extraordinary it is. This is also a great mindfulness exercise – just relaxing into the present moment to notice something beautiful that might otherwise go unnoticed – for me and for the reader. For instance, this morning wasContinue reading “Lifting the “ordinary””

As a Poet….

This is how I feel as a Poet – my job is to love Earth and to raise the “invisible” (those things that most folks have forgotten to pay attention to) into visibility, and “learning to be astonished”. Wonder and curiosity and love. And joy! I adore Mary Oliver because she does this so wellContinue reading “As a Poet….”

Poet’s Life (and a haiku)

Happy Saturday, everyone! I thought I would show you where I live – the back yard, anyway 🙂🌿 Scout and Jingle Belle decided to be in the video, too 😊🐈 Some of my poems have been inspired by my time in my little piece of paradise (like the haiku below) ✍🏼 And yes, sometimes IContinue reading “Poet’s Life (and a haiku)”