Tag Archives: Poetry

Charting a New Course

I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen … Continue reading

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Wild Horses – Thundering Hoof Beats

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.   Mahatma Gandhi Please join countless others who have worked tirelessly to protect one of our last frontiers, one of our … Continue reading

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Mary Oliver – How has her poetry influenced you?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life. The Summer Day, by Mary Oliver I fell in love with Mary Oliver‘s poetry in 2010 while I was attending a writing workshop in … Continue reading

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Poetry and life

Life runs by so quickly and today I’m robbed of yet another precious hour.  I sit, South Carolina sunlight slanting softly through my shutters and wonder where another week has gone.  My faithful companion, Jordan lies at my feet, life … Continue reading

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Inspired by Wendell Berry

The Peace of Wild Things,  by Wendell Berry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go … Continue reading

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Can you imagine? Are you a dreamer?

If the world were 100 people. When I watch this video I sit back and breathe, and I try to imagine a world in which all people have the opportunity to be their very best. When I watch this video … Continue reading

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When it’s all over

  Mary Oliver is the poet I go to when I get that jittery, over-stimulated, stressed out feeling. Her words help me to find my real connection – to nature, to the meaning of life. Like many of her poems, When … Continue reading

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My Metamorphosis

Several weeks ago, my husband Ron, came rushing in from outside.  He’d been “making his rounds,” checking all our plantings, nurturing them as he nurtures me each day. “You’ll never believe what just happened,” he told me,  hardly able to … Continue reading

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