Archive for the ‘Poetry’ category

Poem of the Week – January 17

January 16, 2021
After a few weeks break during the holidays, 
here is a new offering.
This one was created through 
a "found poetry" technique
of cutting random words from magazines
and arranging them until they surprised me.
I often turn to this technique 
when I am troubledor grieving. 
I am always surprised how the poem
responds in a healing voice.
Carry On, Says a Voice in the Dark

Carry on,
says a voice in the dark,
if possible, all the way
to the forgotten measure
of limestone tears,
cave pearls.
 
Sometimes I hear children playing
or the call to prayer, sometimes, 
the forest coming back.
 
It is hard to imagine
how much hope, regret,
fear, hatred, hunger, 
pain and dying 
are experienced 
in this place.
 
Making the story
even more interesting:
we don’t want it to end.

Poem of the Week – December 20

December 22, 2020
For the week of Winter Solstice and Christmas, 
here is a morning's walking meditation 
from a few years past:

Christmas Morning
 
As if sensing this is a day for gifts,
the dog insists we walk
a way we never go,
discovering a scent hidden under
new snow dusting the sidewalk,
glittering like the path of a star,
which she tracks with her nose.
 
The tipped half-moon
is a silver ladle
pouring out sunrise
the color of honey and cider,
Wassail brewed in the sky,
departing winter storm
afire with dawn.

Poem of the Week – Dec. 6, 2020

December 6, 2020
This week's poem is offered as
a gift for short winter days,
and the body's longing to hibernate.
May it brings you a bit of loving-kindness,
and encouragement to slow down.

While Meditating

Today, no great awakening.
I napped,
the cranky child,
the weary woman,
on a crowded flight,
my head nodding accidentally
onto your shoulder,
Beloved.
 
You let it stay there.
You let me rest.