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)
MOON FULL OF MOONS is the First Place Winner of the Royal Dragonfly Book Award in Poetry! I love their tagline: “Dragonflies are reminders that we are light and can reflect light in powerful ways if we choose to do so.” It’s a perfect fit for MOON FULL OF MOONS, which is about finding happiness … More Award-Winning Book!
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
My interview with Mercedes Fox can be read HERE. I’m delighted to be included on her wonderful book site! Mercedes asked plenty of interesting questions, and I enjoyed talking with her about how my book Moon Full of Moons came to be, when and how I write, why I don’t believe in writer’s block, and … More “Meet the Author” interview with Mercedes Fox
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
For those who need it: a beautiful, tattered, imperfect flower and a content bee who lacks nothing. For those who need it: memories of flying. For those who need it: a hand turkey. For those who need it: a nameless beauty. For those who need it: the underlying, reassuring order of things that cannot … More For those who need it…
I was first drawn to her twitter name: @WaterBaker. How interesting, I thought. When one bakes water, one ends up with nothing, yet when I read her words they were poetic and clever: definitely a beautiful something! I later discovered that Arushi Nayar was an amazing multi-talented artist, guitarist, and poet. Our exchanges of creativity … More The Great Art Swap: A Tale of Two Moons
When I can, I try to find a nugget of human commonality between the words I write. I like to tell you about me in a way that I am actually telling you about all of us. Although I am reluctant to tether a poem with too many ropes, I thought it would be fun … More The story behind the poem: “Still Life”