Category Archives: poetry

Still Dancing

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
In Dani Shapiro’s marvelous “Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life,” she shares a classic anecdote in an artist’s life.  Her friend, who is a notable sculptor, is asked at a dinner…

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waiting…no more

        she is waiting for the light to change for an opening to be understood or visible for the kettle to boil the paint to dry, the storm to pass, an answer someone herself ~~ and that one … Continue reading

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30 Days of Astonishment: SNOW

After mulling over yesterday’s post, I’ve set myself the task of writing about astonishing things for 30 days.  Nothing like a solid practice to cultivate a sense of wonder. Of course, there are all kinds of extraordinary and amazing stories … Continue reading

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Astonished By Life

“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ~Mary Oliver, “Sometimes” A recent, difficult loss compounded by some run-of-the-mill frustrations had me wallowing a bit this evening. Then, Mary Oliver’s glorious and wise words came back … Continue reading

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whispers of the heart

I am your soul’s breath warmed by desire now caught, calling to you I am the tingling electrifying your skin, racing your pulse, echoing your heart I am the smile drenching your lips, igniting your eyes in delight: passion’s undeniable … Continue reading

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grace rising

  like the majesty breathed by earth’s mystery within each of us: possibility promise grace “Write a thousand luminous secrets upon the wall of existence.”~Hafiz  

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Visibility Unlimited: Musings from the Marshlands

  Yesterday, during the weather report on the radio, the visibility was rated “unlimited.” Wow!  I’ve never heard that before. Usually, we hear visibility assessed in terms of quantifiable distances, e.g.miles.  But yesterday, Mother Nature blew the aperture wide open … Continue reading

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