Another very favorite poet is Mary Oliver. I have many of her poetry books and feel peace and calmness when I read her poems. Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award, is one of the most celebrated and best-selling poets in America. Some of her books include What Do we Know, The Leaf and the Cloud, Winter Hours … Continue reading A Poem A Day –
*I often sit watching the clouds change into different shapes. I wrote this poem this morning after a few minutes of meditation. I looked up at the sky this morning mindful of its enormity yet so serene Breathed in and out so gratefully. Then a white-grayish cloud framed in lavender morphed into a question mark so proudly it spread across the sky and … Continue reading Question Mark ?
“A generous and elevated mind is distinguished by nothing more certainly than an eminent degree of curiosity.” Samuel Johnson She Learns Everyday Today she learned why the sun shines so much then she touched a daffodil. Her lively sense of curiosity The wondering of why will germinate seeds filled with questions about what is eternity and as millions before see how apples fall only a … Continue reading Quote: Food For Thought
Déjà vu? Perhaps a past life has collided with my present one, When I heard someone ask, “Have you been here before?” I respond, “Do I know you?” It answered, “Yes, but you only lived in the present.” My present life became angry, frustrated. The questions about life were so many. It could not remember the Now. Déjà vu? “Who are you?” “I AM!” … Continue reading Déjà vu?
Ask Yourself Ask yourself , why? Ask yourself, when? Ask yourself , how? Ask yourself, who? Ask yourself, where? The answers may not readily appear. But from what I could hear: The answers adhere to One Source, with only one course. Your heart will finally respond believe it and pass it on. Continue reading Ask Yourself
Melba Christie We all start our journey through life, with the pitter-patter of our feet. a milestone most of us meet, by about the age of one, all is discovery and so much fun. But life will take you down many paths some will be rough and some smooth some you will hate some you will love some created just for you … Continue reading Journey
Happiness went walking one day And caught up with me Quite unexpectedly It asked me to give it all my sadness It bundled all my fears And soaked up all my tears Happiness knew exactly what to do To put a smile on my face It reminded me of my blessings They outweigh the bad So there is really no good reason To be ever … Continue reading Happiness
Melba Christie Life’s marathon: no one knows how many miles: pursue it with a smile. Continue reading Haiku #102
It was supposed to have been a masterpiece like a Degas or a Renoir, carefully crafted to live a life of its own way beyond the life of its painter. the palette colorful, the theme clear, incredible perspective, and free of creative conventions. But life got in the way; the brush strokes became careless, the lines extended beyond the canvas; … Continue reading Unfinished Painting
“All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.” “What’s in a name?” A name possesses a soul of its own A soul does not leave the body until it garners enough love For eternity to judge its worth My heart hankers for peace if that is what it is called Because sometimes it seems what we have entitled it does … Continue reading “All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.”
Inside me is a profound love for life itself Each breath I take reminds me life is too short Too brief compared to eternity And what is eternity? Who truly knows its measure? I know my love is forever and Shall be eternal I count the stars every night to make it so The leaves of grass, Waves, Clouds, They will outlive me And when … Continue reading Love of Life
“All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.” “What’s in a name?” A name possesses a soul of its own A soul does not leave the body until it garners enough love For eternity to judge its worth My heart hankers for peace if that is what it is called Because sometimes it seems what we have entitled it does … Continue reading A Call for Certainty