In honour of Miss Emmy…


I wish I could have known you! The Invitation Oriah Mountain Dreamer home page It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know …

Summer Rain


How beautiful is the rain! After the dust and heat, In the broad and fiery street, In the narrow lane, How beautiful is the rain! How it clatters along the roofs, Like the tramp of hoofs How it gushes and struggles out From the throat of the overflowing spout! Across the window-pane It pours and …

Poem by Murathan Mungan.


Graciously translated from Turkish by Okkan Kuş: Nobody is speaking a language I’m like …That nobody believed a deli …Even the author, reading a book …Who never played a song …Never had not been asked a question, I’m like …In the crowds, there are, but I’m not ….. Murathan Mungan. Kimsenin konuşmadığı, bir dil gibiyim… …

The trees they spoke


From Elizabeth on SpiritualNetworks: The trees they spoke to me Along the rocky path they breathed Whispers of a quiet mind Leaves rustled my soul awake Web divine Tears caught along the lines Swarms scattered above my head Dispersed at every breeze Alive it was my heart at that very center Vibrations emanating green Oozed …

There’s a Witch Outside My Window!


 There’s a witch outside my window   and she will not go away.   There’s a gremlin on my doorstep…   and I think he’s there to stay.   There’s a troll demanding candy   and a mummy wanting sweets.   There’s a ghost, a ghoul, a goblin   and they’re clamoring for treats.   …

When the children come home


On a lonely selection far out in the West An old woman works all the day without rest, And she croons, as she toils ‘neath the sky’s glassy dome, `Sure I’ll keep the ould place till the childer come home.’ She mends all the fences, she grubs, and she ploughs, She drives the old horse …

I carry Your Heart With Me. – E. E. Cummings


I heard this poem in a movie and it moved me to such an extent that I want to share it with you: [I carry your heart with me(I carry it in] By E. E. Cummings 1894–1962 i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my …

Dawn in Upper Egypt


The feet of the Gods are but half withdrawn; The Colour fringes their garments’ hem, And the stones of the desert remember them. Where the white mists enfold each hill Lingers their brooding presence still; Still, though the glory of Thebes be done, The twin Colossi salute the sun. Lure on lure at the break …

Books, words, wisdom


Paper, ink and thought Fiction and reality Passion and purpose Poetry and prose Map and drawing Monographs and periodicals Card catalog and bar code Reading and research Pleasure and knowledge Wonder of language, The power of words. Books create the wise man, they educate the sage; the erudite strops his intellect with the turn of …

Life Is Changing and And Through It All I Have Learned


I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. I’ve learned that you can tell a …

Dutch Poets Invade WordPress!


Two Dutch poet friends of mine have started a WordPress blog. If you speak Dutch and like poetry, check them out: http://www.reepken.wordpress.com http://www.adelaarwillem.wordpress.com Apparently a Dutch platform called weblog.nl is calling it quits and most of the users from there will be coming here. Prepare yourselves! Here are some more: http://pastuiven.wordpress.com/ http://jeaninehoedemakers.wordpress.com/

Slowing our steps in the forest


Credit Picture : Sheila Kuhn Walking along, a community together slowing our steps, the forest before us spending time, lingering there Open to what the creator will show us gifts of this moment to share Entering in, deeper and deeper the pond and its treasure made known An expanse of water, the reeds and the …