Frames

I hung up a poem put in a frameto read again as I pass it each day As a child I caught fireflies in punctured-lid jarsbut at bedtime I’d let them free to go play Frames can highlight beautyjars can capture the fleeting So, I’ll frame my life with intentionslid opened for serendipity

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Facing the Itch

Coronavirus pandemic times require that we notice our hands with intent keeping hands away from the face The challenge now is what to do if you have an itch on your nose? or a drop of tear in your eye? Times now challenge us to just let the itch sit for a while notice the … More Facing the Itch

Agile Intent

I intended to write in my journal but a call from my daughter in Europe took precedence over my plan I intended to cook chicken for dinner but dropping temps and a show of snow inspired vegetable soup I intended to go to the gym but sparked by thoughts to create, I stayed home to … More Agile Intent

Living with Intent

Let me learn from the geese who year after year with magnetic migration are pulled to fly with intent along a path that is deeply woven into their DNA In their migrating “V” they change positions to follow or lead, give others a boost, or rest together when weary I often lack such intention to … More Living with Intent

Respite

Invite composure to tea when the day becomes intense Relax knotted muscles when tensions start to brew Divest entrenched habits to create fresh perspectives Release the crowd of distractions that fill your mind with fluff Use the playfulness you were born with to heal yourself of dis-ease

On Time

Time, like weather is capricious we cannot possess the weather nor can we possess time Time cannot be banked like money or hoarded like collectibles all we have is this one moment We can possess intentions, however like owning a car or a sweater if an intention doesn’t suit our needs, we can just let … More On Time

Aspiration

If I write out a list of things to accomplish today I will not write that I need to get milk, or weed the garden or finish the laundry I will not include mopping the floors or even editing a poem for those chores are ongoing and can never be marked off a list  So … More Aspiration

Will of My Will

I am lost in the expanse of the will of my will. On one extreme I give in, you smile, you get your way. But in abdicating, I steal our chance to  negotiate connection. We become islands when I lose my will. On the other extreme, I demand my intent. You give in and walk … More Will of My Will