Monday, June 17, 2024

Even the weeds


This time of year, 
Even the weeds in my garden are beautiful. 
Feeling grateful…

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Awakening


When we sound the call to prayer, 
Who will hear that resonance? 
What lives in us that awakens, listens, 
Aches to hear that bell-like tone?

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Together


We need to remember 
We’re all on this ship together: 
Whatever our differences, 
 It’ll take each one of us 
And every unique contribution 
 To get us across the sea of life.

Friday, June 14, 2024

Simple pleasures


Simple pleasures are best:
 A single flower in the garden, 
A heart-shaped leaf with a ruby edge — 
Precious gifts to passersby; 
My own heart swells in gratitude.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Nature, trumphant


Like dinosaurs, we wrap our roots around 
The stumps of the shorn giants of the past 
And grow to dwarf descendants 
Of the men who cut our ancestors down. 
What’s lost has served as platform 
For the gains yet to emerge: 
Nature, triumphant.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

White birds black


The sun goes down, 
The wind picks up, 
And the seagulls dance before the clouds; 
White birds black against a kaleidoscopic sky.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Generosity unbounded


In gratitude to all who make the time 
To create these gentle, restorative oases 
In unexpected places: 
Generosity unbounded, 
That soothes our aching hearts.