Monthly Archives: February 2016

THE BLOOMS OF POSSIBILITY BREAK OUT

Aching with the breaking blooms of possibility Drought shrunk trunks grown rigid, brittle, dry for years. . . thirst amply slaked a strange sensation long forgot, now recalled from root to top, by one season’s rains aplenty. . . The … Continue reading

Posted in Poetic Musing (Longer Poems), Poetry, Seasons, Spring, Winter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CHEWSDAYS (song)

To be sung to the tune of “School Days” by Will Cobb and Gus Edwards (1907) Chewsdays, chewsdays. . . chew your food on Tuesdays. Chomp on your food till its mashed to bits Then chew it more till it’s … Continue reading

Posted in CHEWING, Chewsday, Medium Length Poems, Poetry, Song lyrics | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BREATHE, PEACE, POWER

Breathe. . . slough off the stress. . . accept whatever hint of peace you can accept, let go the grip you have on pain, so you can cease to seethe, forget the fearsome, sad and angry tales you tell … Continue reading

Posted in Poetic Musing (Longer Poems), Poetry, Seasons, Spring, Winter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

YOU ARE A STAR

You are a star. We and the stars, comets, planets– for example, Earth and Mars– are all drawn from one place and one same stuff. Remember that. You scintillate. You are enough.

Posted in Poetry, Quick reads | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

FRIDAY FEELING: WE ARE FREE

Friday feeling: whether frail or full of force, anything is possible– and we are free. . . it’s up to us. . . to delve into our guts, find what it is we really want, and point our compass hither. … Continue reading

Posted in Days of the Week, Medium Length Poems, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

IF, AT FIRST, PROGRESS RECEDES

If, at first, progress recedes pick yourself up, remount your horse (of course, of course), and RIDE, RIDE again! That’ll take you back in the swing of things especially when, the wet storm threatens, and light-weeping rain kisses your cheeks, … Continue reading

Posted in Medium Length Poems, Poetry, Seasons, Spring | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HAVING FUN WITH STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

The Force Awakens What a pleasure. So glad I went in having heard next to nothing about it. Some of my most enjoyable experiences of movies have come from a place of knowing next to nothing about the film. With … Continue reading

Posted in Prose | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

WHAT BRINGS HISTORY ALIVE?

In honor of Presidents’ Day. I call to mind a beautiful little speech, and how I was lucky enough to enter into it deeply. I never really appreciated Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, though its iconic beginning, “Four score and seven … Continue reading

Posted in Prose | Leave a comment

THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE

From a painful hole, an empty, sad and lonely place, can enter vision’s sight and soul, and that sorry, said same hole can be the gateway for admission of a heretofore often knocking at the door, but thwarted, blocked from … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Prayer, Quick reads, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

EXTRAORDINARY LENGTHS

Some things are worth going to extraordinary lengths for. Find them, and go to them. The light will shine upon you when you do. And you will smile.

Posted in Poetry, Prose, Quick reads | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment