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Meet me where flower beds are gentle…

Meet me at a place of love,
a reunion,
where hearts need no words to speak
and grace is measureless…

let’s chant together sweet melodies
that release us from our dark obsessions.

Let’s go where flower beds are gentle
and lands grow fertile with joy…

where dance is everlasting
and our anthems are heard among the constellations.

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Santa has left the building…

If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, this is the reason…

There are squashed tomatoes in the carpets,
grapes on the floors,
windows decorated with fingerprints
not a moment to be bored.

a whirlwind in the kitchen,
he turned back the clock,
he reset the timer,
and we danced till we dropped…

but our hearts are happy and our tummies are full,
we’ve eaten half-chewed sausages
and scrambled through the bush.

toys festoon the garden and our muscles secretly hurt
we’re hoarse from the laughter
and we’ve scooped up spilled dirt..

with nursery rhymes on repeat
and kiddie’s songs in our head,
there’s an echo in the silence
as we amble off to bed…

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Walk the way of dreamers…

“Life is complicated. Which is why finding a little joy where you can is important!”
― Jojo Moyes, The Giver of Stars

Walk the way of dreamers,
loiter with the brave,
carve your heart
on fallen trees
notice each detail…

Dance with lovers,
sing along with birds,
be joyful
with pilgrims,
listen to the unheard…

Search for beauty where it can be found,
let the earth heal you,
occupy holy ground!

Hold hands
with the forgotten,
befriend those
who are alone,
believe in miracles,
research the unknown…

Be curious about creation,
celebrate life,
weep with those in sorrow
remind them that
they’re divine…

Have gratitude parties
in gatherings of grace
bathe in abundance,
and release those dead weights…

I wrote this a year ago and I reworked it a bit.
I’ve been feeling rather jaded at the moment
and it gave me a little bit of a spark and a reminder
to keep searching for beauty and joy!

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Hidden pathways…

“If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity,
to the small things hardly noticeable,
those things can unexpectedly
become great and immeasurable.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

On hidden pathways
where light dances
I carefully searched for the answers,
among the grasses
in restful fields
nature’s glory willingly reveals…
the way that leads us back to joy,
far from the chaos
and the noise!

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Tides turn…

“Let’s swim to the moon
Let’s climb through the tide
Surrender to the waiting worlds
That lap against our side.”
― Jim Morrison

I am saturated by grace
though I drink from a cup of sorrow…

I eat at the table
of forgiveness
and I am beloved
beyond the story
of who I think I am
or who I think I ought to be…

There’s a presence
at the turning
of the tides
holding the particles of sand
and letting them fall…

a gathering
of hearts and minds
the shoreline,

holding space
for the winds of change
as I stand firm and welcome joy…


This is a re-worked piece from a year ago and I am still waiting…