I have a habit of keeping a very long to-do list and many items carry over from day to day. This can easily lead to judging myself as lazy. I work in a sheltered enclave, in my little home office, hammering away at....what? The real question is: Does my to-do list lead to what I love?Read More
Wording The World
Talis Wong welcomed me as a second guest of honor at the table reserved for Judith Delozier and the students who were attending her class in Hong Kong. Strangely, I had written this poem a few days before hand. Judy and I had talked about meeting in Hong Kong, but made no specific plan until I arrived. So, the poem was prescient. I had written the poem to express a feeling of welcome from life and did not have the meet-up with Judy in mind.Read More
A simple search of the internet will yield a thousand formulas for success, each with its own claim on truth and promises to heal our wounds, to kill our stress, to lift us out of impoverished lives, and to land us in happily ever after. I am not immune to the power of these promises and have spent thousands on gaining access to the secret. My life is an unsolved mystery; but I have a strange sensation that I am also the only detective who can "solve it." This is my poetic ode to the mystery!Read More
Aristotle said, "The beginning Is more than half the whole." How we start our day often sets a tone or mood that we carry with us into the night. Why not start the day with the sweetness of life...Read More
A lighthouse warns of danger, serves as a guide, and stands present whether we succeed in our journey or fail in the effort. It is both a beacon of light and a tower of forgiveness. We may be at the mercy of the world, but this poem asks: Are we the lighthouse? Are we present and accountable to all things in our life?Read More
Astonishment may be the only appropriate response to the experience of being alive....
What we see, hear, and feel in the world around us
is just a step away, just a breath away,
from immersion in amazement.
On occasion, my writing takes me deep into a spiritual realm and I am shy to share it because I have no religious credentials and no spiritual affiliation to cite as a source. Perhaps I drink from the same well as the mystic poets, Rumi or Hafiz...or perhaps it is because I have an appointment...Read More