Possibilities

Even people who "don't like poetry" seem to have a favourite poem. This is one of mine. It makes me smile and calls me to ponder my own preferences. I prefer movies. I prefer cats. I prefer the oaks along the Warta. I prefer Dickens to Dostoyevsky. I prefer myself liking people to myself loving... Continue Reading →

It’s what they say!

A bit of humour exposes a bit of wisdom!   There's a light at the end of the tunnel they say and it may not be an oncoming train Get out of the damn tunnel I say. When your thoughts go round and round like a hamster on its wheel and peace of mind is... Continue Reading →

Listen and grow

I collect poetry. It's such a rich part of my life.  Here's one, a good one as a new year is on the horizon,  from my saved files: Do not stifle this silence which reveals us to ourselves and to the world which surrounds us. Let us listen. Everything speaks, signs are everywhere, listen and... Continue Reading →

A Vast Wasteland

I rarely talk about my childhood and those bits I share have been sanitized for public viewing.  There are things unspeakable and unknowable except by those, and we are not few, who have survived. These words came as a way to honour who I have become.  The work of healing, of learning to cherish what... Continue Reading →

We are Many

  We are many who guard our heart lest our pain spill out and form a bloody puddle at your feet . You would then Need to walk around In an even wider Circle so as not To stain your shoes. So We smile And carry on Or not. And you wonder Perhaps What you... Continue Reading →

On Death and Dying

I love riding the bus. I can sit back, relax, and watch the beautiful scenery of The Andes between Cuenca and Guayaquil.  In September, I rode the bus all the way to the coast to celebrate a friend's birthday.  Journal in hand, the wheels of the bus quieting any other sounds, I wrote this poem.... Continue Reading →

Here You Are

Here you are, just as I needed you. You asked the question that made me ponder an old truth in a new way. You walked with me and skipped along the path with me as we gathered pearls of wisdom together. Here you are just as I need you friend stranger fellow traveler unexpected guest.... Continue Reading →

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