NATURE POEMS: “Such Singing in the Wild Branches”

Such Singing in the Wild Branches It was spring and finally I heard him among the first leaves –  then I saw him clutching the limb in an island of shade with his red brown feathers all trim and neat for the new year. First, I stood still and thought of nothing. Then I began…

“Affirmation” by Tarchin Hearn (excerpt from Green Dharma Treasury)

“Affirmation” I have lived all my life with a terminal diagnosis, yet the naming of cancer is considered terminal whereas living is not. To surrender into the reality of living is to surrender into the reality of it always leading to death. Surrender into dying is therefore not necessarily different than surrendering into life. To…

POEMS: “The Altar of This Moment”

“The altar of this moment” Place everything you can perceive— everything you can see, hear, smell, taste, or touch, upon the altar of this moment and give thanks. It is over so soon— this expression, this single moment of your precious life, this one heart pounding itself open with fear or wild joy, this one…

POEMS (to make us think): “The vacation”

“The vacation”   Once there was a man who filmed his vacation. He went flying down the river in his boat with his video camera to his eye, making a moving picture of the moving river upon which his sleek boat moved swiftly toward the end of his vacation. He showed his vacation to his…

POEMS: “Walk slowly”

Walk Slowly It only takes a reminder to breathe, a moment to be still, and just like that, something in me settles, softens, makes space for imperfection. The harsh voice of judgment drops to a whisper and I remember again that life isn’t a relay race; that we will all cross the finish line; that…

POEMS: “Peace is”…

  Photo credit:  Croatia lakes “pinterest” “Peace is”…   Do you think peace requires an end to war? Or tigers eating only vegetables? Does peace require an absence from your boss, your spouse, yourself?… Do you think peace will come some other place than here? Some other time than Now? In some other heart than…

HAIKU LESSONS: “Seize the day” (“Aprovecha el día”)

“Seize the day”   Enjoy this moment, Now is all that matters Seize the day today!   The past is gone, and The future is unknown, Today is the day!   (What are you waiting for?) Amira         “Aprovecha el día”   Disfruta este momento, Ahora es todo lo que importa Aprovecha…