On the Pulse of this New Day

My day of reflection and rest started with a news headline: Over 8 in 10 Americans believe our nation is sharply split on major issues and over half are dissatisfied with how democracy is working in the US (article link here).  Where do we go from here? With the Presidential Election behind us, we move... Continue Reading →

In My Country

"Poetry is of no use, but it is valuable." Truth from Northern Ireland Poet, Michael Longley. Words and a whisper that lead my exploration on this last day of rest before Election Day and a promise of continued and growing separation. A Country of WeMoveTogether we are not. We are America. No need to look... Continue Reading →

We Crave Truth Tellers

These days I am drawn to poetry. Not sure why. I crave something unknown or unspoken. Reading and searching. Pencil and notebook always near. On this journey to who knows where, I listened to an On Being podcast with host, Krista Tippett interviewing the poet, Elizabeth Alexander. As with all of Krista's interviews I am mesmerized ...... Continue Reading →

Remember When Fear Cramps Your Heart

On this Father's Day, early before the family awakes, I follow my Sunday ritual of coffee and reading. My week is too loud and decision filled. I welcome Sunday morning as my quiet time to walk outside with a favorite book. This morning I am in search of inspiration and meaning thinking about Father's Day. My... Continue Reading →

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 →

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