Inside and Out

Inside and Out

The craft of writing is a way of developing a relationship with your own unconscious, especially when you let words, images, and ideas bubble up from within, trusting they will form into a meaningful and coherent expression or crafting them consciously into coherence. In this way, writing accesses a deeper well of wisdom that can guide you in your life. What is your relationship with your unconscious? How do you cultivate the wisdom within you and bring it forth to guide your life?

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Unintentionally Blank

Unintentionally Blank

Anyone who has attempted the craft of writing, for any amount of time, will encounter those moments we call writer's block when you look at the blank page and feel daunted by the task of putting words to life. Sometimes I look back and find a page in my journal or an opened note in my computer that was left blank. One such incident served as inspiration for this poem: Unintentionally Blank.

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A Million Lifetimes

A Million Lifetimes

Shehezerade is the heroine of the Arabian classic storybook, A Thousand and One Nights. Story-telling and love are both intoxicating. To me, one of the most iconic and romantic images is of lovers in a tent near an oasis in the desert under a night sky lit by a million stars. This poem is excerpted from, Agave Nectar, the 5th collection of love poems in my series published annually for Valentine's Day.

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