I Need Visible Signs

I return to this poem often. At times it is prayer connecting me to something greater than myself. Other times I go cold, reminded of my isolation. We believe. We doubt. We look for signs and stand in silence waiting. Veni Creator by Czeslaw Milosz Come, Holy Spirit, bending or not bending the grasses, appearing or not... Continue Reading →

Born of Fog

On Monday I started the WordPress Writing 201 course on Poetry. The assignment was a haiku and I am glad I published my little first poem of the month. From there though, I filled my week with job research and my marketing plan. Find a Job before writing more poetry a reasonable person would say.... Continue Reading →

Writing 201 – First Poem

A wonderful learning opportunity and a healthy and timely diversion. Today I start a month-long writing course on Poetry writing.  This is part of the ongoing Blogging University courses presented by WordPress (my blog platform). I participated before on the basics of blog writing and I am excited to stretch myself to learn more about poetry... Continue Reading →

Obstruction is in Vain

Who do I think I am? Insisting on my way so. I finally notice the fallen tree that bars my path. Instead of searching for a means around the tree as before, I stop and listen. "Where do you want to go?  What bars you so, surely not me, a mere tree across your path." Indeed,... Continue Reading →

Becoming

Each of us must write. In life most of us do not discover this truth. Writing is discovery and at our deepest being we are explorers seeking hidden truths about ourselves and our world. It starts with an audience of one. If you do not yet have a writing practice, start. Write for yourself. Walk... Continue Reading →

A Journey to Here

It is time for a summer road trip - everyone into the car, wife, kids and dad behind the wheel.  Early start and we head north.  I look forward to this journey. I want to go there. I need to leave here. Truthfully, I know, there is no there. Forever there is only here and... Continue Reading →

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