Saturday, January 20, 2018

A change of pace


It's okay, you know, to step off that treadmill for a bit,
to stop, and sit, and watch the waves,
to feel the ground beneath your feet
and revel in the blueness of the sky...

Friday, January 19, 2018

Simple beauty


It's easy to become so focused on our destination
that we miss the simple beauty that we pass along the way...

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Every task an art


What if we viewed all the world as our studio,
and every task we undertake as an art?

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The air we breathe


You know the air you breathe has been inside my lungs.
My pain is a script 
that's been written in your bones as well as mine.
How can you not limp with me, echoing my scented approach 
to this ragged tent below the underpass?
See how my blue tarp ripples in the wind as you drive by?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Into the sea of clouds


Climb on, my friend: we'll rock this boat,
unloose the ties that hold us back
and launch ourselves into this sea of clouds,
setting our course, our sights on new horizons.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Creative surges


There are moments when you know you've caught the wave;
When the poem, or the painting,
Or the play surges through you
With such power and such grace
That you'd never dare to claim it
As your own, 
and you wait all your life
 for the chance to have it happen 
again.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Invitation to deepen


Everywhere I wander
I find these invitations,
inviting me to deepen my practice
and calling me home.