POEMS: “Nature” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1878)

  “Nature” (1878)   As a fond mother, when the day is o’er,Leads by the hand her little child to bed,Half willing, half reluctant to be led,And leave his broken playthings on the floor,Still gazing at them through the open door,Nor wholly reassured and comfortedBy promises of others in their stead,Which, though more splendid, may…

POEMS: “Death Has No Sting” by Trina Graves

Death Has No Sting June 12, 2020 Trina Graves1 Comment Quote Title: Kryon-Lee Carroll Death has no sting You’ve done it before You just open up And go through a door Leaving your overcoat To be recycled to Earth Not needed anymore It contains no worth Leaving linear time Re-uniting your Energy Remembering who you are…

A quote from Mahmoud Darwish on dying

Let’s be friendly and open together I’ll give you my well-filled life and you give me a view of the planets No one exactly dies Rather souls change their looks and address. —Mahmoud Darwish John Berger and Rema Hammami trans.

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Deathless” By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Deathless   There lies in the centre of each man’s heart A longing and love for the good and pure; And if but an atom, or larger part, I tell you this shall endure—endure— After the body has gone to decay— Yea, after the world has passed away. The longer I live and the more…

POEMS FROM A MOTHER: “Farewell letter” by David Whyte

Farewell letter She wrote me a letter after her death and I remember a kind of happy light falling on the envelope as I sat by the rose tree on her old bench at the back door, so surprised by its arrival wondering what she would say, looking up before I could open it and…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “In the End: The Beginning” by Jay Ramsay

“In the End: The Beginning” There is something in the end there is no avoiding That is more present than breath, than self, than distraction More present than this moment? Yes, even that — Even than all those birds perched high in the Tree of Heaven That broke into all your wondering — even than…