November 19, 2019

“Wild nights – Wild nights!” by Emily Dickinson

Wild nights – Wild nights! Wild Nights – Wild Nights!Were I with theeWild Nights should beOur Luxury! Futile – the winds –To a Heart in port –Done with the Compass –Done with the Chart! Rowing… Continue Reading

November 8, 2019

“The Perfect Ease of Grain” by Toni Morrison

The Perfect Ease of Grain The perfect ease of grain Time enough to spill The flavor of a woman carried through the rain. Honey-talk tongues Down home dreams A rushed by shapely prayer. Evening lips… Continue Reading

August 9, 2019

“Eve Remembering” by Toni Morrison

Eve Remembering  1 I tore from a limb fruit that had lost its green. My hands were warmed by the heat of an apple Fire red and humming. I bit sweet power to the core.… Continue Reading

August 2, 2019

“One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII” by Pablo Neruda

One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz,or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:I love you as one loves certain obscure things,secretly, between the shadow… Continue Reading

June 28, 2019

An Excerpt from “The Book of Awakening” by Mark Nepo

We waste so much energy trying to cover up who we are when beneath every attitude is the want to be loved, and beneath every anger is a wound to be healed and beneath every… Continue Reading

April 19, 2019

Minimalist Wooden Chapel in a Bavarian Forest

Constructed from sixty-one Douglas fir logs, this intimate chapel sits in a forest near the village of Unterliezheim in southwestern Germany. Its architect, John Pawson, was commissioned to create the elegant minimalist structure as a… Continue Reading

April 12, 2019

“This is How a Human Being Can Change” by Rumi

This is How a Human Being Can Change There’s a worm addicted to eating grape leaves. Suddenly, he wakes up. Call it grace, whatever, something wakes him, And he’s no longer a worm. He’s the… Continue Reading