poetry, Poetry Month, Spring

Is There A Poem in Your Pocket?

Hello, I hope this month finds you better in mind, body, and spirit than last month. Masks are coming down, venues are up, and people are venturing into museums, concerts, and other large inside gatherings. I'm excited about the avenues opening and cautious at the same time. Unknown Bird in the Garden The month is… Continue reading Is There A Poem in Your Pocket?

Hope

How do we reconcile Spring when the world is burning?

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Hello, Spring is synonymous with hope, resurrection, and awakening. Sunlight and warmth bring smiles, memories of longer days, and warmer nights. With barely a sigh of hesitant relief that the covid pandemic slid to the unmasking of people in many places, another disaster arose. How do we reconcile this budding… Continue reading How do we reconcile Spring when the world is burning?

MLK Day

“You can kill the dreamer, but you can’t kill the dream.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

We can make Martin Luther King, Jr. Day one of honoring his life and legacy by applying his principles to our actions. Although his famously inspiring speech was fifty-six years ago, we still need his words to inspire us to do better. Here are two quotes from MLK, Jr. which resonant with me today. One’s dignity… Continue reading “You can kill the dreamer, but you can’t kill the dream.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Encouragement, Family

Summer Solstice and Hope

  Twittering birds began their rabble-rousing earlier than usual this summer solstice morning. I enjoy listening to their conversations and energy as I wake. This morning I'm praying for a better day for the thousands of detained immigrant children spending agonizing days and nights without their parents or someone to comfort them in their distress.… Continue reading Summer Solstice and Hope