In the Trenches

Welcome to our Brave New World where we live in a society of anger, autonomy, and division: beauty wrung out and replaced by a meme. More than ever, we are searching for meaning and significance in our daily lives. Finding our place (and we all have one) is a challenge even for adults who have […]

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Awe

Edmund Spenser [1552/1553 – 1599] invented the Spenserian stanza for his book, The Fairie Queen. He filled his beautiful, allegorical work with characters that inspire the reader’s imagination — knights, courageous women, magical creatures, and a dragon. I’ve chosen Spenser’s poetic rhyme scheme to inspire the reader to pause and truly soak in the magic […]

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The Power in Pain

I have been here before. This grief that crushes my soul like a black hole. I dream that I’m clawing at slippery, black walls as I slide farther down…to what? No bottom, because the grief is in layers, just like the layers of dark events of the past few months. Everything that has been impending […]

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Creation

Creation

Red sky is only sun’s refracted light. Green shades of plants are colored by mere chance. White strands of clouds, just vapors in our sight. Stars are not illumined, heavenly dance.   Winged flocks fly south on their appointed day, Their season’s journey starts uncued each year. The fragrant buds come forth in bright array […]

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