Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Glorious Day

Today, stirred by spring fever
I took the dogs on a walk,
through the marsh,
over to the farm.
A glorious day.
The sun so bright and warm,
the snow as bright and cold,
it seemed as if the narrow creek
was snaking over the marsh,
running to join the
two ice covered lakes.
Trees, heavy with berries,        
offer the chirping birds
A treat.
A stand of cattails      
call a greeting
"love is all around us."
A glorious day.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Fearless

I dive in the river
Abandon all fear
Seeking the secret
Only the salmon knows
She tells only the fearless
The current under the current
The place where courage
Will carry me
Upstream



I dance in the fire
Abandon all fear
Seeking the secret
Only the dragon knows
She tells only the brave
The cold under the flame
The place where truth
Will carry me
Unconsumed

Sunday, February 21, 2010

For Genie

Each time I hear
"Imagine you are a garden"
I open my mind
To possibility
I open my heart
To love
I open my body
To appreciation
For the lifetime
It has carried me
Each time I hear
"Focus on the breath"
Whether slowly
Or faster
I feel every cell
Expand and reach
For the joy
That is there

Monday, February 1, 2010

You

I know you,
I know you well,
You are everything
You need to be.
You are all that
You can be.
You will be what
You will be.
I will honor you.
You will never hear me say:
You are not enough
You were never enough
You will never be enough.
You are all that
you can be.
I know you,
I honor you.
I support you with love.