Listening

The voice inside you cries outIt will not be silencedIt is part of who you areIt has been present for a long time.You wish the world were differentWhat is skillful action?What will align with your need for inner peace?There is another kind of silenceNot found by shutting out the voice insideBut by truly listening to … Read more

Resting

Sitting in the shade under the magnolia treeFeeling the gentle breeze of this spring morningI know that resting is my tired body’s simple need.I listen to the birdsongsThe hoot of a distant owlThe dull roar of an airplane.Respecting my body’s limitationsI give thanks for this beautiful dayAnd I know in my heartAll shall be well. … Read more

Resources

ResourcesYou think you have no resourcesBowed down by the weight of your life and the worldIt is an honest feelingYou have acknowledged itNot resisting, quiet, awareAnd then you findNot by your own willBut from a hidden source withinNew energy and new purposePouring into your body and soulAnd you give thanksFor God’s abiding grace. May 16, … Read more

Sensitivity

Sensitivity is a giftYou may feel it notCaught in your sorrowYearning for releaseWhich seems so out of reach.It is not only your own pain you feelBut the pain of allDeeply you wish to helpAllow these tears, my dear oneAnd you will find a fullness to lifeThat is sensitivity’s lasting gift. May 14, 2024

My Cry for Help

I hesitated to post this poem, then I knew I needed to. It is part of my journey and provides a context for poems that followed. And it shares energy with a previous post of my very early poem Newborn in the Light. My Cry for HelpIt is an unexpected stirringI did not think I … Read more

Moment on a Spring Morning

Moment on a Spring MorningNearing the crest of the gentle hillWhere we walked together so many timesI begin to feel a whisper of the mysterious blessingWhen spirit speaks softly to me.There are many memoriesParticular places where I heard the whisperI am sitting at such a place even nowListening to the birdsongsAnd feeling the gentle breezeGiving … Read more

A Cold and Sunny Day

It is a strange feeling I had todayWhile walking in the cold and sunshineThe day was bright, and the sky was cloudlessBut it really was cold, no mistakeI reflected on the hard things in my lifeAnd – this was the strange part –They felt like blessingsThey teach me and they connect meTo the sufferings of … Read more

Where life’s winds guide me

Especially of late, my life has been so driven by plans and strategies for pursuing multiple projects. I yearn for a simpler life, and I am starting to take a little step in that direction — letting my weekend days be more spontaneous! A tiny example occurred today — I did an impromptu extension of … Read more

Poetry and the Flower

It was not so long agoThat my life was boundBy the rigid rule of reasonAnd the iron law of chance and necessity.Then came a new season in my lifeI found the sound and began to dance.Then I found I was not aloneEven in the place of workI called my home.Such flowering of the human spirit … Read more

Affirmation

I wrote this poem for Marianne five days after her birthday. But it is for everyone, as I realize when I remember many special friends and know in my heart that there will be many more. We are not alone. AffirmationYou are my friendYou have traveled farYou have suffered muchYou are a seeker of lightAnd … Read more