Friday, September 4, 2015

Echoes of joy

Seasons end, and we clip our brightest memories,
place them in a jar til they begin to droop and fade,
then tuck them into albums to be visited now and then --
the feelings they evoke cause bursts of color in our hearts
and then subside: echoes of joy reverberate, eternal, in our souls.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Find a way to bloom

Though you may be feeling a bit fenced in right now,
I feel certain you'll still find a way to bloom...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Hang in there, and be patient.
Though you're tied down at the moment,
you were born to sail free. 
A time will come before too long
when you'll be back in your element,
bobbing on waves of light
and heading off to new adventures.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The tide of health

The obstacles to healing seem insurmountable at first:
just trust that with time the tide of health will rise
and carry you through.

Monday, August 31, 2015

A last hurrah

This one was pure indulgence, painted over a canvas that was being discarded by our local theater company. 

I'm grateful to them for thinking I might be able to use it, and grateful for the sense of freedom it brought me, that no matter what I painted it would be okay, because it was already destined for the trash heap.  So it was pure indulgence -- cheap paint, favorite colors, and a deliciously loose application.

It's also my last hurrah before I have to retire my arm for a bit -- I'm having shoulder surgery this afternoon -- so I'm doubly delighted with the juiciness of it...

Sunday, August 30, 2015


Life's an amazing journey --
and it's great to be able to share it with a friend:
that way you can take turns, 
either paddling and being in control,
or resting and observing all that wonder floating by...

Saturday, August 29, 2015

I am a chalice

I am a chalice, cupped to catch and share
the inspiration flowing from above:
drink deep, and know
the verdant wealth of being.