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””

November afternoon (haiku)

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….”