SUMMER POEMS: “From blossoms” by Li-Young Lee

“From blossoms”   From blossoms comes this brown paper bag of peaches we bought from the boy at the bend in the road where we turned toward signs painted Peaches. From laden boughs, from hands, from sweet fellowship in the bins, comes nectar at the roadside, succulent peaches we devour, dusty skin and all, comes…

INSPIRATIONAL POEMS: “May my heart” by E. E. Cummings

“May my heart” May my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living whatever they sing is better than to know and if men should not hear them men are old may my mind stroll about hungry and fearless and thirsty and supple and even if it’s sunday may I…

MYSTIC POEMS: “Freedom! the deep breath!” by Edward Carpenter

“Freedom! the deep breath!”    Freedom! the deep breath! the word heard centuries and centuries beforehand; the soul singing low and passionate to itself: Joy! Joy! Not as in a dream. The earth remains and daily life remains, and the scrubbing of doorsteps, and the house and the care of the house remains; but Joy…

ZEN POEMS: “Still water” by Chuang Tzu

“Still water”   The non-action of the wise man is not inaction. It is not studied.  It is not shaken by anything. The sage is quiet because he is not moved, Not because he wills to be quiet. Still water is like glass. You can look in it and see the bristles on your chin. It…

A quote from Neale Donald Walsch on “making decisions”

Not to decide is to decide. Letting something go until it “decides itself” is Life by Default. You don’t want to live that way. So choose. Choose right now. Stop worrying about what you can “lose” or how you can “win” and just follow your joy. Where does your joy say you should go? by Neale Donald…

INSPIRATIONAL POEMS: “Be Love, Seek Joy” by Trina Graves

  “Be Love, Seek Joy”   May 20, 2019 Trina GravesLeave a comment Nearing the end of 2014 I decided to visit the beach A visualization in my mind When answers I couldn’t reach I’d been going round in circles Not knowing which way to turn What should I focus on? Was my dominant concern James…