the Swell

go slow into the swell: these slipways of love are rolling in, whitecaps, and the ground swells; brick walls brickle, metal shields melt, and we hold firm until the stream is a bending, a ream bracing us whole. The jukebox in the corner of the inn outside town churns the blisters and webs melton robes… Read more »

Beach Poem – On the Seaweeds’ Scattering

‘On the Seaweed’s Scattering’ is a beach poem, a celebration of beauty and a reflection on everything and everyone having a time and a place. On the Seaweed’s Scattering – a Beach Poem You cast a warm body And hold me In the drizzly bright of your palm, A baby mule Half-blind and staggering  … Read more »

River Story Poem – This Book Is a River

This Book is a River is a river story poem, a reflection on nature and on how nothing and no one exists in isolation at any time.  This Book Is a River – a river story poem This book is a river that gently makes its way down to the sea, dives in and disappears. And… Read more »

Inclusion Poem – Within a Tuft of Grass

Within a Tuft of Grass is an inclusion poem, a reflection on how life is best lived in close proximity.  Within a Tuft of Grass – Inclusion Poem To exclude is to slice someone away from the loaf, children in the classroom scoffing when           Johnny can’t spell P E E… Read more »

Acceptance Poem – Silent Night

Silent Night is an acceptance poem, a celebration of and a reflection on being small and finding that together, everything is better. Silent Night – an Acceptance Poem Some days we are a silent night. Listen. This is when stars smell like morning dew glossing over the stones and the moss you lay aside when… Read more »

May Poem – Nudity

nudity is a May poem, a reflection on finding a way to be tiny and comfortable within this big, big world where everyone is alone, yet no one is.  nudity –  a May Poem skin is like the rippling shoal of a lake on the run from frost and the sun         … Read more »

Plant Poem – Gorse

Gorse is a plant poem, a celebration of the beauty and resilience and prickly nature of this gorgeous shrub with her bright yellow petals and thorns. Gorse – a Plant Poem Now, she’s a riot whipping the sky blue with thorny twigs and then she beds the clouds in a sea of yellow rugs robes… Read more »

Spring Poems – Mid-conversation, we melt into the Blossoming

Mid-conversation, we melt into the Blossoming is one of my spring poems. I love this time of year and watch the petals and leaves appear like a hawk. Apple blossoms are amazing!   Mid-conversation, we melt into the Blossoming – Spring Poems Mid conversation, we melt into the blossoming, a million apple petals rising from a… Read more »

Spring Poem – Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms is a spring poem, a celebration of nature’s beauty and fine art. Cherry Blossoms – Spring Poem Every summer, the sun sends cherry blossoms falling. Every floating petal is a letter written but never sent to something that some time, bloomed, but time ran out. Every spring is another burst of baby pink… Read more »

Fairy Poem – Blessed Be the Meek

Blessed Be the Meek is a fairy poem, casting a spotlight on the immeasurable value of kindness and gentleness and how they’re forever badly needed. Blessed Be the Meek – a Fairy Poem Mid-city square, people are pitching forks. Short wicks and glimmerless bulbs won’t do. No one will stage her chapped finger or case… Read more »

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    A Little Angel Once Told me:”Let Me Wrap You in Cotton Wool.”

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    A little angel once told me: “Let me wrap you in cotton wool and keep you there, so that no pain can ever reach you, only the pain that must. This cotton wool doesn’t suffocate or jail or steal life’s colour. This cotton wool doesn’t hide the truth and is never lame or limp. Still, it’s… Read more »

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    Mustard Seed Poem

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    This is my bible story-inspired mustard seed poem. So small, you’d nearly ignore it The mustard seed harbors Life in abundance And when it starts to grow You know it’s unstoppable And will, no doubt, grow into the strongest and mightiest of trees with beauty beyond comprehension Giving shelter to countless birds while holding the… Read more »

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    Toward – Poem About Life

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    Tiny steps forward can change your life. This is my poem about life and taking a step TOWARD. Tiny steps toward can break down the thickest walls Walls built to hide vulnerability So as not to be naked Perhaps a tiny step toward Fearlessly Irrespective of fragility Would help to display That the vulnerability is… Read more »

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    Thought Frequencies

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    Your brain is a bit like a radio. Choose a thought frequency and you set the tune for the day. Here are my thoughts on thought frequencies.  Just like a radio station, you can choose the frequency of your thoughts. Tune into worry, and the worry song plays Tune into happiness, and the melody bounces… Read more »

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    Here – Poem About Life

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    Though you may feel alone, you’re not. Someone is always here. This is a poem about life. Though you are not,  I know you’re here. Just as I’m here, Gently, but firmly locked in like the salt and water indistinguishable, ebbing and flowing as one ocean in continuous interplay between the softness of the water… Read more »

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    Following Through

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    To get to where you need to go, you have to go to the very end of the road. This is a poem about life and following through. You need to go to the very, very end of the road, even if you’re scared there’s no light there. Just like roots reach deep down into… Read more »

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    Advent

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    During Advent, let’s #choosekindness, so that there’s #noneedtobestrong for anyone. #chooselove, #Advent   Relentless Love and light are always trying to get in Incessantly Relentlessly With only relentless busyness Worry, fear, ambition, pursuit of perfection Getting in the way   When all you’d need to do is Breathe and choose love  

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    Recognized – A Love Poem

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    Some people you just recognize, though you’ve never met them. This is a love poem. Out of all the people you meet throughout live, some of them you recognize before you’ve ever met them. You recognized me and let me in I recognized you and let you in Long before we ever met Some things… Read more »

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    Poem About Abundance

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    Abundance is not just about money. This is my poem about abundance. Seeking abundance already obtained, standing in a shower of warm raindrops. Perhaps unable to see each drop, to feel it on the skin. To comprehend how each drop delivers abundance unimaginable. Leaving you drenched to the skin. And as your face looks up… Read more »