A Found Poem Flightless wings know very well Authenticity lives in death The song of May reminds us that Mother’s Day is near and a Mother’s fear grows more today Because The Promised Land no longer sows Bluebells in the sunshine Beside the old Trail of Hope Where I used to collect my dreams one by one But despite the awful things That … Continue reading A Found Poem – Closing National Poetry Month
What is your Love Philosophy? I will share my poem later this month. Love’s Philosophy The fountains mingle with the river And the rivers with the Ocean, The winds of Heaven mix for ever With a sweet emotion; Nothing in the world is single; All things by a law divine In one spirit meet and mingle, Why not I with thine?- See the mountains … Continue reading A Poem A Day #5
The following is a haiku from a collection I have been working on for my next publication. Please read and provide feedback and comments, My soul told me when it leaves my body the view will astonish Continue reading My Soul Told Me (A Haiku)
The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer. -Alice Wellington Rollins Thanks to all teachers who inspired me to think and question. As an educator I tried to help students know the importance of asking … Continue reading Happy Teacher’s Recognition Day!
These are some of the words I truly love: There’s gorgeous, grandiose, and green then there’s soothe, silly, and savvy and of course, omnipotent, and magnanimous along with mini and mania, but best of all are verbs like kiss, kissing, and kissed. These words I will forever miss. Since this first poem I have added some more words I love. There’s lenience, tolerance, and … Continue reading The Words I Love #2
“A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than knowledge that is Idle.” -Kahlil Gibran Way too many of us have acted on the knowledge we have acquired in our lives. But many of us are as idle as an old Jalopy. The world is being tortured emotionally with so many threats. It seems that even Mother nature insists on teaching us some valuable … Continue reading Quote
Out of no where I began humming “One Moment Time”, a song made popular by the late Whitney Houston during the 1988 Summer Olympics. It dawned on me that I was going back to a special one moment that was and has been very meaningful to me. It was the song chosen by my students to sing at their high school graduation. I was … Continue reading More On Mindfulness
My brother passed away 21 years ago to the day and just two days before his passing we had a very long telephone conversation. I did not know it then but he was saying goodbye. We talked about everything. The one thing that still resonates is what he said a few minutes before we finished our long talk, “You only live once kiddo.” I am … Continue reading “You Only Live Once Kiddo”
“The same law that shapes the earth-star shapes the snow-star. As surely as the petals of a flower are fixed, each of these countless snow-stars comes whirling to earth…these glorious spangles, the sweeping of heaven’s floor.” – Thoreau What Shapes Us This law I believe applies to all things live. Can we all be glorious spangles? Perhaps not. Perhaps yes. I hope yes! Are … Continue reading What Shapes Us
This young man is amazing. Right now I have nothing to complain about. Yesterday I was asking myself the why questions. Being a worry wart, questioning is what I do. But this video (that by the way I happened to stumble upon accidentally) made me realize (as I ultimately always do) that I am so blessed. As a mother, this was a little difficult to … Continue reading A Philosophy on Life By Sam Berns
Are you thinking what I am thinking? Today has been very perplexing. Are you thinking what I am thinking? I do not understand what is happening! Are you thinking what I am thinking? Someone requested that I not worry. Hah! Are you thinking what I am thinking? Yes often our minds are our worst enemy! Are you thinking what I am thinking? I am … Continue reading Are you thinking what I am thinking?