beckoning….

Poetry can be a form of meditation. Reading and writing poetry can help us to come out of ourselves, or bring us back into ourselves, if we feel scattered. It is a practice in being present. Being present calms us, quiets our minds, and connects us with everything, including that which many people may dismiss […]

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a River

We’ve all heard of personification: attributing human qualities to something non-human. But I like to create an image of someone who becomes something other than human. In actuality, everything reflects the qualities of everything else. For instance, tree branches and waterways look like our arteries and veins, or the bottoms of certain clouds look like […]

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Wild Swimming

In order to move forward, to create a better life, we sometimes hesitate, as it feels comfortable to stay mired in the “muck and stone” of what is familiar, even if that familiarity is not so great. This poem is about leaving that muck and diving in! Trust the Universe and trust yourself. (photo by […]

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