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What Is Your Verse?

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In my Montessori educator training, I learned the philosophy of “Cosmic Education” and how it is the work of the educator to guide and enable each child to seek and find their cosmic purpose,…

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2020 Sorrow Has Mass

Clothes off Feet on scale Expletives erupting Apparently my sorrow has mass. We’re on day 153 of social distancing and I haven’t finished the rewrite of my memoir or the second draft of the other book I’m working on. I … Continue reading

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The Light Always Returns

Propelled here by the screaming inside my heart, carpet of broken seashells underfoot, I walk back to the public refuse can near the crossover, silently offering condolences to my long serving 7 year old beach umbrella, just violently murdered by … Continue reading

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All That We Love Deeply Becomes A Part Of Us

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“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge — myth is more potent than history — dreams are more powerful than facts — hope always triumphs over experience — laughter is the cure for…

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It Is and It Isn’t

Originally posted on This Pedestrian Life:
I recently bought a stylish pair of pants at an H&M in Italy. They’re pin-striped with the words “Love is the key of survival”. We know we mustn’t let hate win. Indeed we must…

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Early Morn Melbourne Beach

  There are perhaps ten of us here socially distanced, mostly fishers, men and women, a few readers and one small child making friends with the sand. PVC pole holders drilled down deep, long monofilament lines lilting in the morning’s gusty … Continue reading

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In Praise of You

National Poetry Month Day 30 – Praise Prompt Photo by Alexander Krivitskiy on Hey there tired soul. I see you putting one foot in front of the other and trudging on. I see you leaning against the closed door … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Day 26 – Change prompt I opened up my Facebook memories this morning and found the following poem about April. Struck immediately by how the current month of April is a stark contrast to the seemingly light … Continue reading

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Quirky Much?

National Poetry Month Day 22- Quirk prompt Of course, the first thing I had to do was look up the word “quirk” because even though I consider myself an intelligent, well-educated woman, that’s the first thing I always do, because- … Continue reading

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The People Who Learned

National Poetry Month Day 10 The __________ Who __________ Prompt The People Who Learned Once upon a time not long ago, on the 3rd planet from the sun, a group of beings called humans had almost had their run.   … Continue reading

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