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“WRITING DOWN THE BONES”

I’ve always loved the title of that small Shambala Pocket Classic, written 30 years ago.  My dog-eared copy shows those years! The sub-title, “Freeing the Writer Within” is what hooked me in the beginning, and since then has proven its … Continue reading

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OCCASIONS

To celebrate the return of the early sun is a kind of wonder. What do we say to each other? How about this: “I wish for you that when you awake You emulate the leaf and the bird; That like … Continue reading

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SKIPPING PARAGRAPHS

I pick up a poetry book and notice that there are times when a poem looks very long, let’s just skip paragraphs here and there. So I tried that. No go. So, here it is in all its wonder and … Continue reading

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First Yoga Lesson

So many returns to each day when I’ve gone back to yoga lessons. Days  into weeks, and a year has passed.  Actually, sometimes decades. Always the lure is new and it re-starts as lesson one. Does this poem feel familiar? … Continue reading

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Choose Your Title

A wind of words came billowing through my email, like birds celebrating the first warm weather in a giddy mass. This poem emerged: “WAKING WONDERFUL WINNIE Waking wonderful, wacky, Winnie the witch involved, irksome issues, indubitably naturally no one nudged … Continue reading

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We Can Ask

It’s still dark enough to feel very, very early today. Yesterday I got a ride around our roads to the beach, and found such surprises springing up suddenly! To catch the awareness of opening flowers and burgeoning trees I pulled … Continue reading

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Really?!

I love stories about the animals who lead lives of humans, who go about their lives in a parallel universe that makes our lives more fun. Not just for children’s books, we find ways to simplify being adults in these … Continue reading

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I Thought I Knew

I picked up a small book that has been hidden among other books, waiting to be noticed. I say that with a smile because I have felt unnoticed often in this extraordinary life I am living. When I saw the … Continue reading

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Smiles

I crossed the room to open the computer to share just the greatest idea with you. By the time I had turned on the computer, opened email, and went to share that  greatest idea, I could not imagine why I had chosen … Continue reading

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Daily Rounds

There is a book of prayers that invites us to become aware of the prayers we are already praying. For example: “D U S T I N G Time to dust again. Time to caress my house, to stroke all … Continue reading

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