Poem of the Month: February 2012 “Valentine for Ernest Mann”

Posted by on 02.06.12 | No Comments
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~ POEM OF THE MONTH                                             Valentine For Ernest Mann You can’t order a poem like you order a taco. Walk up to the counter, say, “I’ll take two” and expect it to be handed back to you on a shiny plate. Still, I like your spirit. Anyone who says, “Here’s my address, write me [...]

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January 2012 Poem ~~ “A New Beginning”

Posted by on 01.04.12 | 1 Comment
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Poem of the Month ~ January 2012  With Love, for John O’Donohue (1 Jan 1956 – 4 Jan 2008), Trickster, Lover, Poet, Sage This poem evokes quiet wonderment in me and reminds me of something O’Donohue said, with  a lilting voice and a mischievous twinkle in his eye: “Mind your mind now, and steady yourself, [...]

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November 2011–Poem of the Month, Untitled by Jim Harrison

Posted by on 11.22.11 | No Comments
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Poem of the Month ~ November 2011 I love the tumble of images this poet crafts.  And I now love this word: doggerel. You, too, can write your very own doggerel-style mantra, and place it in front of your very own Alter to the Incomprehensible. Caveat: take none of this seriously, lest an ear falls [...]




Happy Anniversary–Poem of the Month’s 5th Anniversary Poem: When Death Comes

Posted by on 10.03.11 | 1 Comment
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Poem of the Month ~~ October 2011 Happy Anniversary, Poem of the Month! October 2006: talking about poetry with Denny, my neighbor.  A sudden inspiration: how ‘bout a flyer box in the front yard stuffed with poems?  Just a wee conversation plus one simple act, and here we are, five years and 60 poems later!  [...]

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The Story Continues

Posted by on 09.11.11 | 1 Comment
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Kairos Network Blog: Stories and Essays on Death and Dying from Healthcare Professionals  has picked up the story posted on Virtual Teahouse two years ago called: Douglas Firs Were Our Sanctuary. This edition is slightly edited and the collages were not able to be included.  But the Andreya’s story (“A”) continues to ripple out into [...]

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And…if ‘it’ ain’t broke…

Posted by on 09.09.11 | No Comments
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From Patti Digh and David Robinson, The Circle Project, www.thecircleproject.com Click  here to download the poster.   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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September 2011 Poem of the Month Zero Circle

Posted by on 09.09.11 | No Comments
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Poem of the Month  ~ September 2011 Ah, Rumi.  Ah, poem…such good medicine, quieting the need for certainly, the quest to figure it all out. To “be helpless” is joy itself.  Receptive to the wisdom, beauty and fierce compassion of the Heart, I can only say, Whew!  Let me be dumbfounded, please!  Thank you, Heart. Send [...]

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Real Women Real Wisdom: A Journey into the Feminine Soul

Posted by on 09.08.11 | No Comments
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 I am honored that the story of my 94 year old grandmother Verna’s near death experience is included in this compilation. Available through Amazon on Kindle and in paperback. Click on the picture for a direct Amazon link. You can also read my story  on Finding Ground site: Closer Than Our Own Skin If you’d like [...]

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August 2011 Poem of the Month: The Place Where We Are Right

Posted by on 08.06.11 | 1 Comment
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Poem of the Month ~ August 2011 There’s an old adage and it goes like this: You can be right or you can be happy. Indeed!  Amichai’s poem inspired me to create, “The Little Mole Club.” Credo: Undermining Certainties; Radiating Happiness. Now Open!  New members being accepted every single day! The price of admission: All [...]

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Guest post~~Lessons from Penny: Thoughts on Home

Posted by on 07.15.11 | 1 Comment
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Guest post from Elizabeth Stauder.  Liz lives in Central Oregon, but even as a young adult, she knows that her home is the world.   She has just returned from living for eight months in Guatemala.  During the time she was gone, her beloved friend Penny, a beautiful Golden Retriever, who had come into Liz’s life as a puppy on [...]

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