Timbre

Timbre September 5, 2022

Does anything matter but seeing

your smile return as we feel the

sun come over us?

 

Or watching you play with our

dog in the yard?

 

Or glimpsing you in your studio

in the yellow light spinning a bowl?

 

These moments are like glints of

light off glass in an alley, or the

quiver of wind rustling through

peonies.

 

They make visible a world that

is always with us, even when it

feels out of reach.

 

A Question to Walk With: Describe a tender moment that made the deeper, more inclusive world visible to you.

This is from my book of poems in progress, Elsewhere.

 

SEPT 11: Mark Nepo in Conversation with Brooke Warner, Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Adversity, 1-2:30PM PST/4-5:30PM EST, FREE, register at the legendary bookstore Book Passage, (web link) — online

SEPT 16-18: Friday Night Reading and Weekend Retreat (Sat and Sun), Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Adversity, The Sophia Institute, Charleston, SC, or call 843-720-8528, (web link) — IN PERSON & ONLINE

OCT 28-30: Harmony Hill Retreat Center, Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Adversity, A Weekend Retreat, (web link) — IN PERSON

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