“Behind the scenes tour” of “Small Stones from the River”: meeting loss with generosity

“Small Stones from the River” is a companion book: a collection of nearly 200 short ideas, meditations, and poems called “small stones” that gently unfold as you read them. Small Stones from the River is a new book published this month! There is a story behind many of the small stones, so I thought I … More “Behind the scenes tour” of “Small Stones from the River”: meeting loss with generosity

Poetry Therapy

MOON FULL OF MOONS was featured recently in a full, two-page review by the Journal of Poetry Therapy, the publication of the National Association of Poetry Therapy. Like me, the NAPT believes in the healing power of poetry, and they are doing wonderful and necessary work towards “promoting growth and healing through language, symbol, and story”. … More Poetry Therapy

An Expression of Gratitude (Quick Book Giveaway)

As autumn wanes and activities move indoors, we have time to reflect on our many blessings: family, friends, health, love, abundance, beauty, and kindness. Among my blessings, I count readers and others near and far with whom I have made a special connection — strangers who realize and share a parallel journey of soul work and healing. One … More An Expression of Gratitude (Quick Book Giveaway)

It’s like your heart doesn’t know what to do…winner of the Goodreads Poetry Contest

There is a little story behind it, as there is for most things. Several years ago I was indeed in the ER, and I wrote this poem on the back of an envelope with a dry erase marker. And I felt like dim sum as I was wheeled from one station to another. And the medical … More It’s like your heart doesn’t know what to do…winner of the Goodreads Poetry Contest

Being A Poem

I’ve been writing, writing, writing lately. Poetry and prose. Short forms and long forms. Individual pieces to send to journals and collections of pieces intended for books. You can imagine my glee when I saw that VerseWrights published a poem from Moon Full of Moons  with the following headline: Being A Poem is the first … More Being A Poem

Alive

This is where I am. Soft breeze brushing bare skin, a steady pull holding me to this spinning roundness, chirps and rustles, steam rising from my bowl, warmth of noodles, a distant, airless fire obscuring the infinite with blue-ceiling sky, and animals of clouds drifting on the riverwind. In this warm brightness of a day … More Alive