The Power of Imagery

On an icy winter day I step out of the bank and stop fast. There in front of me shuffles my mother. I see her glossy, silver hair, red wool coat and body hunched over a walker. My heart thuds in my chest. It’s an apparition, a ghost! My mother passed away more than a […]

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Love Lifts Me

The birds’ favorite songs You do not hear,   For their most flamboyant music takes place when their wings are stretched above the trees   And they are smoking the opium of pure freedom.   It is healthy for the prisoner to have faith   That one day he will again move about wherever he […]

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Love Allows

The Beloved allows us to be. No pushing, no force those are of the mind. The divine Power offers all with an open palm encourages us to unwrap the next gift but with no pressure.   As the Beloved of my micro I can do so as well. I can allow these lower bodies physical, emotional, mental […]

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Eternal Spring

The mind says “Wait, wait, just a little longer until the days lengthen. Then the world will be brighter.”   The Beloved answers, “Now, now, this moment stretches to eternity. Close your eyes and bask in My sunshine.   “Your inner tulips already blossom. Your hyacinths and daffodils burst with joy. Whenever you wait for […]

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The Great Lover

Oh unutterable utterance Unrepeatable repetition when my heart drops down to my gut and they mate in their pain how I long for You.   As night closes in and cold hardens the leaves the lower lovers entwine. Dungeon doors clang closed as they couple on dank cement with only a simple grate opening upon a black sky.   […]

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Divine Intervention

Please enjoy this guest post by my friend Colleen Buchanan. Unbeknownst to us, as we ate dinner recently, our daughter choked on a green bean. By the time we realized what was happening, she was already turning purple. The look on her face was sheer terror. My husband jumped into action and performed the Heimlich […]

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Half Moon Dances

Half moon dances with pink cloud just as I dance with You. So ephemeral these bodies whether of stardust or mist. We waltz and twirl beyond them into the realm of eternal bliss.

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Shed Your Shell

Oh crab with no permanent home you know truth that we inhabit shell after shell only as a means to our true identity.   You shed your home so readily. As you grow you take up a new conch or snail abode.   Only the Beloved can ease my grip on this temporary flesh and […]

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And For No Reason

Please enjoy this poem by the 14th-century mystic, Hafiz. And For No Reason And for no reason I start skipping like a child.   And for no reason I turn into a leaf that is carried so high I kiss the Sun’s mouth and dissolve.   And for no reason a thousand birds choose my […]

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The Sacred Vessel

Please enjoy this guest post by clay artist and poet Lynne McCarthy. The Sacred Vessel Your beautiful And tender Hands Mold me, As potter’s clay, I Spin On Wheel Till form take shape, And sacred Vessel My God Create— Pure and Gentle, Your hands Pinch and pull Till with clay, Soft and wet, Made Whole, […]

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