Monday, March 29, 2010

signs of spring

with the rising of
the full egg moon
shad run upstream
to spawn
wild ground phlox
begins to bloom
and in my heart
a sign of spring -
seeds of hope
are taking root

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

letting go

what am i to make
of this loosening...
i am no match for
the roiling waters below
lift me gently, like the
layers of this cedar
and teach me
the graceful art
of letting go

source image: cedar bark

Friday, March 19, 2010


in the thin places
there is no need
to lift the veil -
one simply
passes through
leaving the
mystery intact

source image: the posey stone

Friday, March 12, 2010

red sky at dawn

i dreamed of a
red sky at dawn -
an awakening
on the horizon

source image: stone from
a distant shore

Monday, March 8, 2010


no matter the direction
whether it be to the
north, south, east or west
let me always be found
walking in your light and love

source image: waiting vessels

Friday, March 5, 2010

a step in the right direction

for me, taking one step forward
and two steps back
no longer constitutes failure.
i simply recognize that
there will be times in my life
when i am going to be invited
to learn a new dance.

source image: wrought iron fence shadow

Monday, March 1, 2010


i have continued to sit with the troubling images of the cedar tree that i wrote about in my last post. as i did, suddenly the barbed wire embedded in her flesh became transformed into a speculum holding the eye of my heart wide open...unblinking, and i saw my own complicity in the cruelty and suffering that exists in the world - twin beams of ignorance and indifference.