Category Archives: Poetry

to dash against darkness

  I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air Alive with closed eyes to dash against darkness e.e. cummings Advertisements

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the root of the root

  I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)I am never without it (anywhere I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling) I fear no fate (for you … Continue reading

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Blessing

Now more than ever let us be the ones who will not turn away. Let us be the ones who will go farther into the wreck and deeper into the rubble. Let us be the ones who will enter into … Continue reading

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How To Be A Poet (to remind myself)

i Make a place to sit down.  Sit down. Be quiet.  You must depend upon  affection, reading, knowledge,  skill—more of each  than you have—inspiration,  work, growing older, patience,  for patience joins time  to eternity. Any readers  who like your poems,  … Continue reading

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Shape

  If you have to fold to fit in it ain’t right.   Yrsa Daley-Ward  

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The Real Work

  It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey. The mind … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Blessing

  If this blessing were easy, anyone could claim it. As it is, I am here to tell you that it will take some work. This is the blessing that visits you in the struggling, in the wrestling, in the … Continue reading

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