Monthly Archives: November 2010

A MANDALA

In a group meditation last night, I saw a mandala of our Earth and I wondered if I could draw it. I was anxious about that, and awoke this morning, looking for a poem that could still my dampening of … Continue reading

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AN AMERICAN HAIKU

I am taking enormous liberty with the formal form of Haiku, so let’s let that just be. In looking for a poem for this morning, I came across two lines that kept calling to me: “The cowbells follow one another … Continue reading

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BABES IN TOYLAND

“…… Magical, merry JOYLAND… once you pass its portals, you may never return again.” The sounds of that music echo from my childhood. New York’s November & December programs on stage were standard fare in our home. My sister and … Continue reading

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HAIKU Beautiful Short-hand

Let’s start with the sound of water: Heard, not seen, the camellia poured rainwater when it leaned. * The banana tree blown by winds pours raindrops into the bucket. * With plum blossoms scent, this sudden sun emerges along a … Continue reading

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IT’S BEEN A WHILE

I carefully pick and choose my inspirational sources, workshops, poetry, diet clues. This can be serious business, yes, business is the word, isn’t it? So, when I come across a poem that frees me totally from these aids and compulsions, … Continue reading

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POETRY AS MEDICINE

I discovered a gift totally by accident this morning. To share that, here’s a clue that made this possible. It’s a quote from the incredible book, “POETIC MEDICINE, The Healing Art of Poem-Making” by John Fox. “As the traditional medicine … Continue reading

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GREAT ROOTS

I have not spoken here, yet, of the experience of our family when we finally welcomed our ancestor from obscurity, ours the re-discovery to create openings in how, now, I see my world. Look at that! I started the sentence … Continue reading

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POETRY ANYONE?

The days follow, one upon the other, and I sat here to share a poet’s sadness with you. The poet is Billy Collins, a long-time favorite of mine, who has suffered loss and now writes from this despairing place of … Continue reading

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