. . . . . . “The ego gets what it wants with words. The soul finds what it needs in silence.” Richard Rohr Rest. . . In that place where endless sky meets ocean wave Where plump blue berry meets thin green leaf, Where clarity gifts a kaleidoscope of joy. . . . . . Breathe and breathe and never mind The house begging for repair, the tree wanting a trim. Never mind the floors awaiting the broom The accounts… Read More

“If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.”  Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass I think it was Sherman Alexie who said imagination plus anger equals poetry. Here we might be inclined to say imagination plus acceptance and a soupçon of humor equals poetry as Gary W. Bowers, Paul Brookes, Deb y Felio (Deb Felio), Jen Goldie, Marta Pombo Sallés, and Anjum Wasim Dar conjour their afterlives, their dissipation “Into… Read More

Originally posted on POETIC OCEANS:
Allow your mind to open to this moment and your arms to rise as they lift the palpable blue English Poet Myra Schneider ? The sky is never engaged in battle, not does it itself cause a rattle,blue for visions, dark for secrets The sky is never engaged but shines in grey and gold the angry enraged clouds make it overcast and cold The sky is never…

“I think that the poet can write forcefully, using a different approach from a journalist, about subjects such as climate change, violence, abuse and mental illness and that this is meaningful to others. I very much believe too that poetry is a way of celebrating life. I think it deserves a central place in our world.” Myra Schneider Plant yourself in the quiet on a familiar floor or on an uncut summer… Read More