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Creating Happy Holidays Part One: A New Poem

Over the coming days, until Dec 24th, I’ll be running a series, “Happy Holidays”. It’s the greeting we’ll all be giving each other for the next few weeks, without giving it much thought. Like that “Have A Nice Day” that has spread across the world from the US.. A nice day or a happy holiday is not something to be had but something we create. Or not. Yes, life can always come in and blindside us but for most of us, what will come between us and a happy holiday is not an emergency or calamity, but our old, stale,…

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Creative Writing: New Poetry

A New Poem: Coming To

On my back. In the dark. Given up to night. I lie, a fool aground. A suckling. Yearning, turning in want and will, smothering in the urges of the underneath. Up there the spangled stars. The moon one quarter lit and on the wane. Hiding its hollows in its divide. And the black beyond. That dark that shades the darkness. The lacuna. Night pulls me in * Night holds me still. Night holds my wants against my will, until I am upended, and released to rise again. * Oh stars, shining in from forever ago, unfathomable in your million millions (Why…

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Creative Writing

Two Mary Oliver Poems

I have two Mary Oliver poems I keep coming back to. Here’s one I sent to my daughter Treasure, who has a tendency to be hard on herself, and loves inspirational poetry. I dedicate it to her and all the women who do too much. That used to be me.  Not so much now.   Wild Geese by Mary Oliver Wild Geese by Mary Oliver You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love…

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Salema Moods: Three Short Poems

I. Ocean Pulse Rising, curling, foam unfurling, waves of cold Salema sea, next one coming, meet it running, plunge into the safe beneath. Avoid crashing, hard sand-smashing that could knock me to my knees. Out here holding. Look I’m floating! Blood-beat drumming in my ears. Waves keep surging, endless burgeon sent up from the darkest deeps, surface playing, breath delaying, I dive into your mystery, always saying all to me. II. Here is Where I’ve been here before but now I’m here for healing. Twice times ill with cancer and its cure here is where I’ve come. Numb beneath –…

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: Miscellany

How To F-R-E-E-Write: Part 1

F-R-E-E-Writing does not aim to be linear or logical, it does not aim for anything — other than to be done.
Each F-R-E-E-Writing session is a new journey without a map, in which you just write whatever it is you have to say at that moment in time. When we allow words to be written in this way, they have tremendous energy.

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