Saturday, April 18, 2015


Some part of me -- the part that was born to sail --
is restless, stranded here upon the shore.
I watch the waves, and itch to go to sea,
but cannot bear to step outside 
my perfect little boat
and give it a push.

Friday, April 17, 2015

On leaving

Somehow, when we know we'll soon be leaving
that which we've loved so long,
it seems to glow with extra light:
the now against the darker sky
of all that lies ahead.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A narrow passage

 Right now, all I can see
is how narrow the passage is
between where I am and where I need to go.
Help me remember
how vast the opportunities will be
when I get to the other side.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Goodness of Now

Tangled up in choices? Worried about the future?
Let go of all your thoughts of either/or
and breathe into the oneness, 
the ever-present goodness,
of Now.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

What looms?

What looms on your horizon?
Is that sunset, or sunrise?
The dark and light hold promises of each;
only those aware of where they've been
and where they're going will know...

Monday, April 13, 2015

Something new in the ashes

"Sometimes with
the bones of the black
sticks left when the fire
has gone out
someone has written
something new
in the ashes of your life."

  -- David Whyte

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Signs of love

It's spring,
and everywhere we look 
we see signs of love...