Category Archives: Poems

Without Love where would you be right now?

Without Love, the 1973 hit written by Tom Johnston, lead vocalist and songwriter with the Doobie Brothers, draws you in from the first chord. It begs you to sing it – to answer the recurring question, “without love where would … Continue reading

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Collecting Threads

Unravelling and reweaving seems to describe what we do throughout most of our lives. Parker Palmer captures this in his poem titled “November 22“: … the world unravels always, and it must be rewoven time and time again. You must … Continue reading

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May Your Mercy Manifest

Only then will your house be blessed, by Harry Manx Let it go, Let it go, Well well, let it go go go Let your sword of vengeance rest Oh, do the, do the blind lead the blind? Well well … Continue reading

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Hug O’ War

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Waiting for Change

While Waiting for Change by Cecilia Thomas While waiting for change, I’m praying and fasting. While waiting for change, Enduring and long-suffering. While waiting for change, I’m loving and caring. While waiting for change, I’m patient, but hurting. While waiting … Continue reading

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Now I Become Myself

What does it mean to be yourself – your authentic self – to become who you are?  I suspect only poets attempt an answer.  May Sarton attempts such an answer with a poem about “the journey toward becoming fierce with … Continue reading

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Yutori ~ Spaciousness

ゆとり~ Yutori The Japanese have a concept called ‘yutori’ – an idea that connotes a sense of spaciousness, elbowroom, leeway, reserve, margin, allowance, latitude… time. From a conversation with her Japanese student, poet Naomi Shihab Nye explains, It’s a kind of living … Continue reading

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