Poems

Eagle Poem (Gratitude) …

With deep gratitude to all those who have supported me so generously this year.  I was deeply moved by your generosity and very grateful for the support.  Your contributions are appreciated and have encouraged me to keep posting.  My gratitude goes beyond words.  Thank you.     Eagle Poem To pray you open your whole selfTo… Continue reading Eagle Poem (Gratitude) …

Quotes, Seasons

A Small, Soft Feather (Autumn Meditation) …

“Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all ... — Emily Dickinson, "'Hope' is the Thing with Feathers" from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson   The woods is shining this morning. Red, gold and green,… Continue reading A Small, Soft Feather (Autumn Meditation) …

Poems

The Light Is Returning (A Song For New Beginnings) …

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. Through the unknown, unremembered gate When the last of earth left to discover Is that which was the beginning — T. S. Eliot from The Four Quartets… Continue reading The Light Is Returning (A Song For New Beginnings) …

Poems, Quotes, Seasons

Another Spring …

Winter, Spring Winter is black and beige down here from drought. Suddenly in March there’s a good rain and in a couple of weeks we are enveloped in green. Green everywhere in the mesquites, oaks, cottonwoods, the bowers of thick willow bushes the warblers love for reasons of food or the branches, the tiny aphids… Continue reading Another Spring …

Poems, Seasons

The Song Of The Lark …

The song begins and the eyes are lifted but the sickle points toward the ground, its downward curve forgotten in the song she hears, while over the dark wood, rising or falling, the sun lifts on cool air, the small body of a singing lark. The song falls, the eyes raise, the mouth opens and… Continue reading The Song Of The Lark …

Quotes

Life Is Larger Than Pain …

Life is both storm and calm, and the challenge of living is how to use the calm to endure the storm, not bypass it. It is important to note that the only true place of calm in the storm is the very center. So the only thing to do, once in the storm, is to… Continue reading Life Is Larger Than Pain …

Poems

Freefall …

If you have one hour of air and many hours to go, you must breathe slowly. If you have one arm's length and many things to care for, you must give freely. If you have one chance to know God and many doubts, you must set your heart on fire. We are blessed. Every day… Continue reading Freefall …

Quotes

Imagination Is Evidence Of The Divine …

Imagination is evidence of the divine. — William Blake True imagination is not fanciful daydreaming; it is fire from heaven. ― Ernest Holmes The dreamers are the saviors of the world. As the visible world is sustained by the invisible, so men, through all their trials and sins and sordid vocations, are nourished by the beautiful… Continue reading Imagination Is Evidence Of The Divine …