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””

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)”

Heldentenor

There are certain voices that touch you and lift you. I enjoy listening to older recordings of operas and concerts, and discovered Jon Vickers. His voice affected me in this way, so I wrote this poem for him 🙂🎵✨🌞

Angels and Lutes: Inspiration

This poem was inspired by this painting from the Smithsonian, and the purchase of my own beautiful lute (a gallichon) a few years ago….