Posted in Peace

I am free…

“For a time, I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
― Wendell Berry, The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry

When I go out into the fields
I forget
the madness
I forget
the suffering
I forget
that some people hate each other
I forget
I forget
All I know in fields of wild flowers
is that I am loved
beyond measure
I am accepted
just as I am
and I am part of something bigger
than myself
I am free
I am free! 


I am always reminded of Wendell Berry’s poem
when I feel the call to “the peace of wild things”,
and in that moment I am free!

Posted in Joy


“May your heart always be joyful. May your song always be sung.”
― Bob Dylan

Dance with the rivers
flow with the skies
listen to the call
of wild geese on high

Put your ear to the ground and feel the earth shift
let love be
embrace your gifts

the earth is in motion to rhythms of joy
breaking us open
that fear be destroyed

And even in darkness when light is unseen
search for beauty
in stars as they gleam

You will awaken
to your soul’s joyful song
nourished by love
you’ll believe
you belong

to the wonders of heaven
to the grace of the earth
to the magical creatures who remind us of mirth…


Posted in Beauty

Molly the sea snail…

I’ve always known that the ocean is magical,
but today for the first time,
I saw a trail of sparkles behind Molly the sea snail,
as she ducked beneath an incoming wave.
I watched her bury herself in the sand
when the tide receded,
only to come up again
like a playful child
and surf the next wave.

Amazing patterns were formed
on the sand and on the water
by Molly and a large gathering of her sea snail friends.
I had to be quick to get this shot
before she buried herself again.

Posted in Beauty


“The earth is full of thresholds where beauty awaits the wonder of our gaze.”
― John O’Donohue, Divine Beauty: The Invisible Embrace

The sky speaks in colors
in textures of love,
and I am tenderly
in the magnificence of..
nights that hold
no darkness,
days filled with light,
we are one
with each particle,
favored in Her sight…

And when
the reckoning passes,
together we will sing,
we’ll reinvent
and live an eternal spring..
hope will not
be scattered,
mountains will
quietly move,
and soon we’ll be dancing,
lifted from our gloom!


Inspired by Dermot Kennedys’ song “Better Days”