Category Archives: appreciation

dear sweet one

Dear sweet one
Have I told you yet
How precious you are to me?
How your very presence in my life

has burst me into song
flowed rivers of ryhme
Rainbows round every corner

Have I let you in

on the constant mundane sacredness I find
In that soul-stirring yes of your being
Just you being you?

How it brings me to my knees in wonder
under the sun filled blue

Seeing the dance of light
In every sparkling leaf

every reflection?

All In sheer remembrance
of that one drop
that
Annihilated

my reasonable mind.

precious

right now
so preciousScreenshot 2016-06-01 07.15.19
can you feel the quality
of precious?
the sunrise
the changing leaves…
the argument your had last night?
what gifts come?
what opening is possible?
 
let the day inform that possibility
the possibility of preciousness
reclaim the day
that you might have walked so unaware
 
find a resting place,
that underlying deep dark nothingness
that informs all the brightness of this day.
 
that place of
precious.


the river run

gratitude for the river run
the play of breath
the rise of sun, Screenshot 2016-09-05 12.00.43
the colors changing, waters flow
the seasons the changing fast and slow
all changing
again again
 
gratitude for the choices
the will the willies the wishes
gratitude
for the folly flopping frolic of it all
to make my way lightly
on these measured moments
in simple care
 
gratitude for this yes and no
to right and left
the tests and trembles
gratitude you winding river life
yes yes yes
this simple solitary ripple rising
full forced we together
gratitude.

wonder

wonder
at the tree tree1
it stands so tall
forever seemingly
so patient and strong,
but that is just its nature.
 
wonder
at the hummingbird
it’s only task to find nectar
it’s marvelous wings
it’s defiance of everything we know
this little bird
of peep and ruby throat
 
wonder at the blade of grass
one single spire to the sky
resilient and allowing
swaying in the slightest breeze
 
and wonder
wonder at you and me
we here
hands feet heart head
we breathe forth
into the only moment we have
 
full of fear and beauty
fun fluster and folly.
might we come to know
gratitude and wonder
as our best friends
along this tender trail we tread.

swirling

if I could be one thing
let me be happy to be here
no matter the circumstanceScreenshot 2016-05-18 12.39.14
no matter the stories I tell myself.
 
if I could accomplish one task
let it be
to smile and breathe into
this moment
and feel fully alive…
 
with the gratitude of one
who knows
how precious this moment is.
 
And then to remember
again.
and again
and again
till it becomes
more of who I am
than all the distractions and stories
inside and out
swirling
 
Screenshot 2016-05-18 12.39.14Let me swirl into
now.
here
alive.
I am.
 
the miracle.
the blessing.
 
 
 

thank you

It pours forth
every breath holdsScreenshot 2016-05-11 07.01.27
a new universe
 
It pours forth
every movement holds
a new possibility
 
It pours forth
every thought holds
a new opening
 
the roaring river of my moments
pours forth
rain and sun on bright waters
 
and all my lips can utter is
a humbled
and ever present
thank you.

green green

I see green everywheretreeup
green green green grows the grass
the leaves, the trees
even the thoughts I think
sprout forth new today

happy day Saint Patty
whoever you are

whatever you did
I celebrate the green you celebrate
alive I am so thankful
newly sprouting again, again
savoring the blossoms of impending spring
and it’s impending joyfilled bursting

today is the day

today is the day   IMG_6675
perhaps an ordinary day
but today
is a day like none other
new, fresh, full
today I notice
more than ever before
the goodness
the possibilities
the beauty
I notice the goodness
today I open to the goodness
that surrounds me
today I wish you well
and you well
and you well
today I wish me well
 
today is a day that I choose to fill
with all goodness that is
today i stop and notice
that goodness
inside me, inside you
all around.
today is the day.