Patterns

We often seek the reassurance of familiar patterns. Predictability and the familiar create an illusion of safety and even a belief that we have some kind of control over our world, and the transition of time. We only have to … Continued

Noticing

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    Poplar trees make a racket Waxy leaves clattering together Disturbed by a summer breeze My reverie is broken       Crows gab gaily Audacious in their bold cacophony of dialects Seagulls sing and bleat, calling, warning, Protecting … Continued

Virginia’s Dream

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(Note: This poem is written in honor of Virginia, who was a victim of torture and sex trafficking in Mexico and who by her own clever intelligence and un-failing courage, faith and hope, escaped and was able to take her … Continued

Words

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Recently, I had the privilege of attending a week long writing workshop held at St. Ben’s college in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Initially, I was honored to be asked to attend, but one day into the workshop, taught by Sheila O’Connor, … Continued

Beautiful Imperfections

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It is nearly impossible to travel through this life without comparing ourselves to others or to some expectation or standard – imaginary or real. With those comparisons it is easy to define differences as deficits. I often hear parents of … Continued

Moonset

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Paper-thin translucent moon Moving west, a fading disappearance Still rolling in the sky Ever challenged by the sun   Chasing the moon’s borrowed illumination With bold and burning fire Pouring a golden light Across the liquid sky     Fading, … Continued

Contentment

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Contentment is challenging to describe and often difficult to experience.  This sense of well being, of needing nothing else at this moment seems to be something we all long for, but often have trouble finding.   Content, the base word, … Continued

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