August 7, 2020
When writer, activist, wise teacher, Parker Palmer, recommends his favorite poets, I listen. Gerard Manley Hopkins' poem, Windhover, captures a moment of awe.
August 5, 2020
"In this meditation on aging I've tried to be true to gravity, to grace, and to the voice of my own experience in a way that invites the reader to listen to his or hers."
Poet, Czeslow Milosz, writes about a love that restores.
August 3, 2020
A poem of awakening by William E. Stafford. "And as elephants parade holding each elephant's tail,
but if one wanders the circus won't find the park,"
In a pet store, a woman spots a sad little face. She had to bring him home!
Powerful inspiration from the music and lyrics of "This Is Me" from "The Greatest Showman".
August 2, 2020
When the pandemic began, my hands got busy, as did many others'. History is filled with examples of using calming creativity like needle work, gardening and writing.
July 30, 2020
An early morning walk around my garden is enough to remind me that there is more than enough. As I walk, I try to remember Thich Nhat Hanh's words: "Kiss the ground with your feet". Take a moment to walk with poet, Marge Piercy.
More Than Enough
BY MARGE PIERCY
July 27, 2020
This is how we are going to live for a long time: not always,
. . . after the long season of tending and growth, the harvest comes.
A reflection about a story of forgiveness told by John Lewis, overheard and written by Parker Palmer.