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.

Monday, March 12, 2018


We go through life thinking some folks have it backwards,
when really we're the ones who've got things upside down...

Sunday, March 11, 2018

The promise of the skies

When all else fails and things look dark,
I lift my eyes and draw new hope
from the promise of the skies.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A matter of perspective

If you feel everything you need is in this space, 
then it is not a prison; it is home, which means 
to step outside might always seem a threat...
it's all a matter of perspective.

Friday, March 9, 2018

The imminence of Spring

Sheltered by the stone,
the fragile crocuses take courage 
and proclaim the imminence of Spring.

Thursday, March 8, 2018


Illumination comes in many forms,
not all of them as obvious as these.
But when it does arrive you'll come to realize
how very dark your world had grown without it.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Outdated attachments

"Mine," your chains proclaim,
"all mine, and you can't have it," 
and still I wonder why you cling
to something that no longer serves its purpose...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Look with wonder

Just as the artist watches,
seeks to capture that which makes subjects unique,
look upon the world, not with a critical eye,
but with wonder, and with appreciation.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Failure to Communicate

I can fill the world with words and phrases
And still fail to communicate
How blessed I feel
To have been loved by you.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Bloom anyway

Even when the weather's dark and gray
The flowers somehow 
find their way to bloom...

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Hidden Treasures

When will we learn to see the holes, 
the wounded empty places in our souls 
as invitations to explore, not just
As scars to cover up?

Friday, March 2, 2018

Take a seat

Relax, take a seat;
Let me do the work,
Trust me, and I will plow the waves;
Together we will paddle to the stars.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Cloud dappled sky

After the storm a new day dawns,
Perhaps not in the way or place
That you anticipated, but still --
Another opportunity to find your way to love.