Poetry

Song for the Deer… by Joy Harjo

2016-08-12

Lately, my morning ritual is to drink my coffee outside, facing the rising sun while reading poetry, writing and sitting in silence. Well, mostly silent—Ember is usually there with me. She sits beside me in her little blue rocking chair, even her toddler self seams to relax into the moment and she enjoys a good poem now and again. Makes my heart sing. I think her favorite is Mary Oliver. I look forward to this time more than anything and find that
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White Butterfly

2016-07-11

I debated for a while whether or not I should share this poem. It’s very personal and I feel it comes from a sacred place. I wasn’t sure if it was meant to be shared, or stay close to my heart—free from outside judgement. I even consulted the I Ching, which brought more confusion. I sometimes find that consulting outer wisdom—as enlightening as it can sometimes be—can also bring you further from your own internal knowing. It’s funny, after
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Not So Very Long Ago

2015-10-07

All One via Everything Golden Blog Today I asked my daughter if she wanted to go for a hike and she looks outside, thinks for a minute and says, ” I want to see the moose. Moose is outside. ” She says this as if the moose is part of our family and this brings me immense joy, because the moose is part of our family. We are all one. One of the reasons I love this place so much and feel so connected
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Who Will Speak?

2015-06-30

Andreas Lie Amazing artwork by: Andreas Lie (You can purchase very affordable prints here.) WHO WILL SPEAK? by: Linda Hogan If all the animals came from the hills, if all the fish came from the rivers, and all the birds came down from the sky we would know our lives, small, somewhere between the mountain and the ant. We would see what we do pass by and return around Earth’s curve. All I know are these rivers, and the air and
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Creativity and the Burnout Factor

2015-06-02

Art Collage via Everything Golden Blog I’ve been feeling really, really burnt-out lately. I’ve been working like a dog and not seeing much payoff. Being a one-woman operation can be exhausting. Don’t get me wrong, I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to live my dream, express my vision. I know in my heart that I’ve found my true path, now I worry that I can’t sustain it. Last night I had a dream I was a part of this amazing creative studio. The energy
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Mountain Storms by: Ryan Chandler

2015-05-13

This poem is by my dear cousin Ryan Chandler. I have had the pleasure of getting to know him better in the past few years. We have been able to connect through a love for poetry and he is a very inspired writer himself. Ever so often, he shares his words with me and I’m always blown away. See for yourself… Mountain Storms I watch the rain come down from my window, coffee cooling in my mug, which
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Muse – Joy Harjo

2015-03-24

I’m currently losing myself in the work of Joy Harjo. I’m loving this interview on Talk of the Nation and this poem… Eagle Poem To pray you open your whole self To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon To one whole voice that is you. And know there is more That you can’t see, can’t hear; Steadily growing, and in languages That aren’t always sound but other Circles of motion. Like eagle that Sunday morning Over Salt River.
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Muse – Patti Smith

2015-03-06

I’m having a little love/crush/affair with Patti Smith. I’m reading her book Just Kids and I’m loving every minute. One of my favorite lines so far…”we loved scouring junk stores for the perfect black turtleneck…” She embodies the style I so appreciate, effortless yet efficacious. She’s the ultimate bohemian! ” I can make my own light shine and darkness too is equally fine.” Patti Smith from her poem Oath.
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Indie

2015-02-23

A poem for my dog.
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Mary Oliver

2015-02-18

I just listened to a beautiful interview with Mary Oliver on On Being.  It inspired me to run out to my favorite book store and buy up some more Mary Oliver books. Her curious spirit and relationship to nature invigorates my own connection. This is one of my favorite poems… The Summer Day Who made the world?Who made the swan, and the black bear?Who made the grasshopper?This grasshopper, I mean-the one who has flung herself out of the grass,the
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