Archives for July 2013

Feeling the Oar

______________ My new book of poems, Reduced to Joy, is just being published. The book contains seventy-three poems, retrieved and shaped over the last thirteen years, about the nature of working with what we’re given till it wears us through to joy. For the next few months, I’d like to share poems from the new [Read More…]

About Joy

______________ My new book of poems, Reduced to Joy, is just being published. The book contains seventy-three poems, retrieved and shaped over the last thirteen years, about the nature of working with what we’re given till it wears us through to joy. For the next few months, I’d like to share poems from the new [Read More…]

Taking Turns

______________ Though we do our best to stay strong and keep going, it’s often the moments we’re forced to stop that introduce us to the aspects of life that matter. This reflection comes from a moment of caring for our dog, Mira. Taking Turns Our dear dog Mira has an eye infection and so each [Read More…]

At Stadium and Drake

______________ Once in a while, we are stopped in our race through the days, like driftwood near the bank of a river, caught for a second in the mud before being swept along. In those moments, we get a rare view of the non-stop world we are a part of. This poem came from such [Read More…]

Where Paths Meet

______________ When we can be wholehearted, we welcome everything. Then, the journey is to see how everything goes together and works together, no longer choosing one way over another. This video clip from an interview with Sounds True took place in Colorado during a week of recording my box set of teaching conversations, Staying Awake: [Read More…]