Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The song of cooperation


We cannot learn from books alone:
though they have much to teach us, 
there are lessons everywhere.
All nature sings its song of cooperation:
see how the leaves of the rose are cupped to hold the rain
so the butterflies and hummingbirds may drink...

Monday, May 23, 2016

What separates us


However different you and I may seem at first glance to be, 
the fact remains: what separates us is really pretty flimsy.
I suspect, if we were to dismantle this barrier between us,
we'd find a way to communicate
and discover that we have a lot in common...

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Each a stone


Each of us a stone,
each bringing her unique blend
of talent and integrity, beauty and strength
to build the foundation of the future,
supporting in solidarity a vision of unity,
enfolded in the mortar of love.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

We are the mountains


We are the mountains, created in the birthing and the growth
with our own unique patterns of resistance and vulnerability.
Experience the snows, accumulating in the dark winters,
melting in spring to carve ever deepening channels
in a rush of longing for the unity of the sea.
Creativity the rains, flowing down and through
and shaped by that passage onto canvas and page,
into instrument and onto stage, into life:
each expression with its own distinctive character and form.


Friday, May 20, 2016

On our knees


Sometimes the only way
We can possibly move forward
Is on our knees.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Dark travels


True: the road is dark and long,
But look! I see a light!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Where you were meant to be


Just because you can't quite see your destination,
And just because you can't detect any motion,
Doesn't mean you're not moving toward something new.
Not all change happens quickly,
(At least, not in the early stages)
And not all travels have predictable results -- 
which doesn't mean you won't end up 
exactly where you were always meant to be.