Ecstatic Poem

The poetry of ecstatic moments fills the heart with joy – embrace life as a gift of self-care

Joy of Solitude

Uncontradicting solitude / Supports me on its giant palm; /And like a sea-anemone /Or simple snail, there cautiously / Unfolds, emerges, what I am. – Philip Larkin My spirit is revitalized by solitude. As the poet said there are no contradictions. It is simply my unrestricted mind roaming in seclusion. Perhaps that it why I …

Gazing in Wonder

I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach 10,000 stars how not to dance. – e.e.cummings Since everything has slowed down to a crawl these days, I have lingered longer while window gazing. For the past week or so hummingbirds have appeared to browse through the pussy willows in the woodlot just …

Quest for Truth

If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way. – Seamus Heaney Writers spend a lot of time searching for the right words to express barely understood emotions or to describe imaginary events. We live a great deal of our lives trying to understand the minds of fictional points of …

Seeking Simplicity

Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple. – Pete Seeger I’ve been thinking about simplification a lot these days. Perhaps it is a sign of age, or dare I say maturity, but I’ve been reducing my needs to as few as possible. By cleaning off various wants, …

The Art of Vision

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible – Jonathan Swift Within and without – reality is a miraculous collage of impressions and expressions. Auras of sensations accompany everything and are revealed by changing perspectives. Divine spirits meld with seemingly mundane objects. The natural world sparkles from the presence of a wonderful purity. Visions abound …

Eternity in an Hour

To see a world in a grain of sand / And a heaven in a wild flower/ Hold infinity in the palm of your hand / And eternity in an hour. – William Blake We live within multiple worlds ever day. Our dreams, hopes, ambitions all influence our inner worlds to some extent. But there …

Match Your Nature to Nature

The goal of life is to match your heartbeat to the beat of the universe, to match your nature to Nature. Joseph Campbell People in our modern technological society can lose track of their ancient nature. The day-to-day onrushing tasks can seem endless and inescapable. Tasks must be accomplished, and goals met. We have to …

Manifest Happiness

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Leo Buscaglia Everyone can be a force for good in the world. Each day dozens of people …