May this be the dayWe come together.Mourning, we come to mend,Withered, we come to weather,Torn, we come to tend,Battered, we come to better.Tethered by this year of yearning,We are learningThat though we weren't ready for this,We have been readied by it.We steadily vow that no matterHow we are weighed down,We must always pave a way … Continue reading “New Day’s Lyric.”Amanda Gorman
I adore Mary Oliver’s writing!
When day comes, we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry. A sea we must wade. We braved the belly of the beast. We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace, and the norms and notions of what “just” is isn’t always justice. And yet the dawn is … Continue reading The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman
I Dream A World I dream a world where manNo other man will scorn,Where love will bless the earthAnd peace its paths adornI dream a world where allWill know sweet freedom's way,Where greed no longer saps the soulNor avarice blights our day.A world I dream where black or white,Whatever race you be,Will share the bounties … Continue reading I Dream A World
Look to this day,For it is life,The very life of life.In its brief course lie allThe realities and verities of existence,The bliss of growth,The splendor of action,The glory of power-- For yesterday is but a dream,And tomorrow is only a vision,But today, well lived,Makes every yesterday a dream of happinessAnd every tomorrow a vision of … Continue reading Happy New Year 2021
It is okay (a poem of validation for the year 2020)~ Cleo Wade It is okay to leave this year behindIt is okay if you haven’t found a silver lining since FebruaryIt is okay if all of that spiritual or emotional work you were planning to do on yourself never ended up happeningIt is okay … Continue reading
For Calling The Spirit Back~by Joy Harjo Put down that bag of potato chips, that white bread, that bottle of pop. Turn off that cellphone, computer, and remote control. Open the door, then close it behind you. Take a breath offered by friendly winds. They travel the Earth gathering essences of plants to clean. Give … Continue reading