Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The tangled heart


Don't be afraid to venture 
Into the tangled forest of your heart:
There's beauty there, and dark, and light,
And secrets you were born to unravel.

Monday, April 24, 2017

A journey of your own


Never forget, when admiring others' journeys,
that you, too, are traveling on a journey of your own.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Simple pleasures


I'm grateful for the simple pleasures:
for the beauty  of the tulips, 
The glory of a sunny day,
and for the time and thought 
and tender care 
Of such devoted gardeners.

The urge to protect


The aged may grow stiff and gnarly,
Crippled by time and the elements,
But we never lose that urge 
to protect the young.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Mystery


Hidden in even the darkest corners --
always, that invitation into mystery...

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Invitation to the Holy


As the sun with her dying breath and brightest colors
reaches out across the horizon to extend her nightly invitation,
so the Holy reaches out to each of us
welcoming us home.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Uninspired?


Inspiration not coming? That's okay --
some days you just have to hunker down and wait for it...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Thirsting for the Holy


Thirsty tree leans out,
dying to taste the water;
 sips, and then reflects.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Good boundaries


Within our regimented rows, we dance in gay profusion:
good boundaries needn't mean an end 
to growth, to joy and freedom.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

May hope bloom again


May hope rise up and bloom again,
and its perfume fill the hearts 
of all who long for a world governed by love. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Boring can be good



I used to say, "I know I'm boring; 
I come with references!" 
Now I just say, "Boring is good!"
Funny how your perspective 
changes with age...

Friday, April 14, 2017

Imagine an island


In the stillness of the morning,
I can imagine that I am an island,
resting quiet and serene in a calm untroubled sea...

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Shake off the memory of rain


Watching as the clouds begin to lift,
let's spread our wings, shake off the memory of rain,
and prepare to fly again.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Our daily invitation


Will you have the courage
to stop; to sit, and set aside the self;
to step from surface chaos to the depths of the soul:
this is our daily invitation.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Feast your eyes


Feast your eyes on the fields, the tulips and the daffodils,
for their time here, like ours, is brief,
and all too quickly gone.

Monday, April 10, 2017

We are one


Some of us are grounded, happy grazing in the present, 
some of us are frequently in flight.
But each of us is capable of both, 
and whichever path we choose, we are one flock, 
feasting on the bounty of the earth;
heading for the same destination.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

All I see is beauty


You may think you're not looking your best --
perhaps a little scraggly, a little under dressed --
but all I see is beauty: a sweet determination
to keep reaching for the light...

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Dream on



Don't be afraid to dream.
Ours is a nation founded on dreams
And built by those who were willing to risk 
and to suffer for what they believed was right.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sweetness



I hope today brings 
a little sweetness into your life.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Inspiration


May inspiration flow through you today
as water and light make their inexorable way 
through the mountains.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Rosy promises


They're here again -- the bright pink blooms,
the harbingers of spring, and new awakenings:
Rosy promises of sweetness yet to come...

Monday, April 3, 2017

Also true


Don't be afraid to ask yourself
what else is also true...

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Waves of love


My heart's awash in waves of love:
they're radiating out to heal the world...

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Dig deep


However bleak and desolate your outlook may appear,
however parched your spirit may become,
if you dig deep, and deeper still,
you'll find the source that nourishes your soul.