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””

Gems (a poet’s note on noticing….)

As a poet, and one with very sharp senses, I tend to notice basically everything all around me all the time. I focus on the beautiful and the serene. We are surrounded by beauty that most people dismiss or are completely oblivious to. One of my jobs as a poet is to help folks toContinue reading “Gems (a poet’s note on noticing….)”