We are plagued with wants, yearning for what isn’t in our grasp. The idea of contentment is dismissed because our gaze is toward what isn’t, instead of tasting the glory of those treasures that already fill our days. I struggle with restlessness, but to... Many ardent poetry fans worship Mary Oliver and her work. My arrival to her poems came much later than I desired, but when I read her various collections, her reflections offered a place to rest my head and seek a solace that seem absent in my life. After reading her... In honor of National Poetry month, throughout April I will post poems that resonate with me. “Kindness” by Naomi Shihab Nye is one of my favorite poems. I often return to it and reflect on her words. Powerful. Kindness By Naomi Shihab Nye Before you know... There are things you can’t reach. But
you can reach out to them, and all day long.
The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of god.
And it can keep you busy as anything else, and happier.
I look; morning to night I am never done with looking.
Looking I mean not...