Monday, March 19, 2018

A prayer for Spring breezes

Come, warm breath of Spring, 
and bless our yards with flowers...

Sunday, March 18, 2018

The shape of our grief

What shape our lives will take after a loss
may well define us: whether we bend and slump
or lift it to the light and let our growth be fed 
by what we've learned and how we've loved...

Saturday, March 17, 2018

When bridges fail

What happens, when we can no longer trust our bridges --
or is it just we've forgotten how to build them,
how to reach across political divides, to span the distance
from me to you, from us to them, from isolation into hope?

Friday, March 16, 2018

Puzzling out the whole

Like puzzle pieces, loops and whorls,
it all fits together: sea and sand, rocks and clouds,
the mountains and the valleys all combine to remind us
that we are all a part of a single whole.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Welcoming the angles...

This one reminds me of a line from White Christmas:
"Everybody's got an angle."
Whatever our resistance to that thought,
the beauty's still that all those angles come together
to make a pleasing whole.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

This long dark hibernation

Oh, cruel spring, to taunt us with the pansy
and then blanket us with snow again,
reminding us this long dark hibernation's
integral to building strength for what we will become.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Pansy delight

The weather warms, the dark earth opens
to receive new plants, and pansies press 
their furry paws to cheeks in innocent delight
at the beauty of the bird songs that surround them.