I love a good poetry quote!
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””
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….”
I am thrilled to announce that my poem, Cloud on the Ground, won first prize in the California State Poetry Society’s monthly contest for May! I haven’t entered a contest in a long time, as I became disenchanted with them. This is a big boost to my confidence and provides a dose of inspiration. I’mContinue reading “First Prize”