POETRY

The Drop In My Drink

  “Save water, it will save you later”   The drop in my drink has been on amazing journeys.  It has been through the darkest caves and the strongest currents.  It whizzed down water falls and it’s always fresh.  My drop dribbled down a cliff down to the saltiest seas.  It traveled to even the fluffiest [...]

By | 2013-01-31T13:33:00+00:00 January 31st, 2013|0 Comments

She Finds Her Stride

A clear cold Canmore day,dusting of fresh snowpaints a pristine visual;sunny distractionfor eager eyes,a heavy heart. Silence permeates the air conspicuous, not uneasy,yet silent still. Destination Calgary,chemo for Michelle, round two. Softly weeping,her gaze locks on horizons undefined; I reach for her hand, “you all right? no”, she murmurs... As always, the nursing staff were magnificent, devoted, compassionate, [...]

By | 2013-01-29T23:20:00+00:00 January 29th, 2013|0 Comments

This Too Shall Pass

“Not the absence of fear or despair, but the strength to conquer them: Courage”Like those last lazy leavesannouncing autumn’s arrival with an imposing voice of finality, the last few strands of Michelle’s hair land on the floor of defiant acceptance without a hint of defeat.  A decorated veteran of previous battles in this consummate war,that cancer [...]

By | 2013-01-26T13:44:00+00:00 January 26th, 2013|0 Comments

Secret Chambers of My Heart

    “There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in”. ~ Leonard CohenWaffling between beguiling and betrayed, your hesitant glance triggers alarm... gut instincts recoil,avoidance invoked, distance calls, validation denied,full circle of angst conceded.  Projections from an unhinged soul, a heavy heart in quicksand,speak a language all their own; vocabulary of fear,sadness and regrets personified.  This [...]

By | 2013-01-24T10:45:00+00:00 January 24th, 2013|0 Comments

This Boomerang Love

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen”. ~ Elisabeth [...]

By | 2013-01-19T13:29:00+00:00 January 19th, 2013|2 Comments

Jayanti Jess

"Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it".  ~ Buddha Jayanti; my Jess, dreamer of dreams, dreamy eyes, dreamy smile, heart chock-full of dreams, splendid soul with purpose, visions of a softer world, where compassion governs, with love its currency. Nimble mind racing to keep pace with [...]

By | 2013-01-18T11:34:00+00:00 January 18th, 2013|0 Comments

Idle No More

"The opposite of love is not hate, but indifference." Clearly the Idle No More movement is a very multifaceted situation that is spawning many heated and often dogmatic opinions. True to the cess pool that politics can be, some folks hang on to these opinions like it was their life line. The more this polarised debate drags on, [...]

By | 2013-01-17T11:18:00+00:00 January 17th, 2013|0 Comments

A Spirit Undaunted

“We imagine we know our children, but they too are a vast dark continent, in which the glow of city lights here and there lets us, know we are over land, but little else.”  ~ David Gilmour “The Perfect Order of Things.” Undaunted spirit, blithe and mischievous mind, wide loving heart, dwelling behindbeaming pools of [...]

By | 2013-01-07T18:17:00+00:00 January 7th, 2013|0 Comments