Animal poems: “Joy” by M. Linda Steffey

A Spiritual And Inspirational Poem from All-Creatures.org Spiritual and Inspirational poetry that touch the heart and soul, and provoke the mind. JOY The joy of Living I See in Kitten’s play, A spotted fawn’s Run.. The kick of A new foal.. The joy of Living I Hear in A small child’s Laugh.. The fragile bird’s…

POEMS: “The Past” By Ella Wheeler Wilcox  

THE PAST   I fling the past behind me, like a robe Worn threadbare in the seams, and out of date. I have outgrown it. Wherefore should I weep And dwell upon its beauty, and its dyes Of Oriental splendour, or complain That I must needs discard it? I can weave Upon the shuttles of…

Poems: “Ode to this moment” by Pablo Neruda

“Ode to the moment” This moment as smooth as a board, and fresh, this hour, this day as clean as an untouched glass –not a single spiderweb from the past: we touch the moment with our fingers, we cut it to size, we direct its blooming. It’s living, it’s alive: it brings nothing from yesterday…

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…