The Real Work – Poetry Thursday

The Real Work – Poetry Thursday

  • April 13, 2017

The Real Work by Wendell Berry It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to…

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Rain – Poetry Thursday

Rain – Poetry Thursday

  • April 6, 2017

It's a rainy spring in Vermont this week. It is a good time to stay indoors and enjoy a warm beverage, work on a project you've been putting off, read a good book, or perhaps, enjoy a nice poem... RAIN By…

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The Peace Of Wild Things – Poetry Thursday

The Peace of Wild Things – Poetry Thursday

  • March 16, 2017

  Wendell Berry writes of feeling free in the presence of 'still water.' His phrase reminds me of the snow resting outside. Standing in it  grounds me; quiets me. It helps me feel at peace. The Peace of Wild Things…

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Like Snow – Poetry Thursday

Like Snow – Poetry Thursday

  • February 16, 2017

Like Snow Suppose we did our work like the snow, quietly, quietly. leaving nothing out. —Wendell Berry from his collection Leavings, (Counterpoint, 2009)

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A Poem About Evolution — Poetry Thursday

A Poem About Evolution — Poetry Thursday

  • February 2, 2017

Once we let go of the familiar, true insight and evolution can take place.  I see this all the time with chronic disease. Healing is more than just fixing a problem. It is also about inner transformation.

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Poetry Thursday — Hope Redux

Poetry Thursday — Hope Redux

  • January 19, 2017

"Hope" by Lisel Mueller It hovers in dark corners before the lights are turned on, it shakes sleep from its eyes and drops from mushroom gills, it explodes in the starry heads of dandelions turned sages, it sticks to the…

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“Hope” For Poetry Thursday

“Hope” for Poetry Thursday

  • January 12, 2017

"Hope" is the thing with feathers “Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all -   And sweetest - in the…

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Boy At The Window — Poetry Thursday

Boy At the Window — Poetry Thursday

  • December 22, 2016

Ok, I admit...this isn't the happiest poem... But I read it for the first time today and I think it's beautiful. Boy At the Window by Richard Wilbur   Seeing the snowman standing all alone In dusk and cold is…

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