A Thousand Ways

What is it about love that makes us fill the pages of our diaries, gab for hours with our girlfriends, and lose the ability to concentrate on just about anything? This little poem (in form of a triolet) describes a woman consumed by love, writing each day, inspired by her beloved. She writes of love [...]

Cattle Call

I received the nicest email today, from a friend Catherine in my online poetry class. It's amazing how you can feel connected with someone you've never even met. I'd initially been reluctant to take an online class since all of my in-person classes have been so amazing, but I have to say that it was [...]

As It Should Be

Often times we think that things should be different than they are. 'If only' this wasn't happening right now, or if that person acted differently, then we would feel better, happier, more fulfilled. Something that I try to remind myself of is that everything is exactly as it should be. There is perfection in the [...]

Nature by Numbers

Can you see fractals in the treetops? A pattern that knows itself, like the laughing Buddha Meditating under the Bodhi tree. Branch by twig, and twig by branch, Spinning, whirling, multiplying – Writing into the sky. Count the spirals on a pinecone: Eight, thirteen, or twenty-one; Knowingly, they turn to the centre, while Fibonacci’s rabbits [...]