Allowing Now: A Book of Mindfulness Poetry
Category: Poetry, Selected Poetry
Tags: allowing, inspirational poetry, now, poetry

…And goodness knows
we are all as welcome
as we ever were here,
in the holy hold of now…

Welcome to the imaginative world of Irish poet Orna Ross. If you’re a fan of Maya Angelou, John O’Donoghue, Mary Oliver, or the ancient wisdoms of Rumi or Kabir, you’ll find poems here that are likely to inspire you.

The 21 new poems in this selection are not religious but spiritual, in the sense of being intimately entwined with the creative spirit.

This poetry is utterly alive to the teachings offered by the smallest life moment. They remind us what it is to live openly and freely, as conscious witnesses to creative flow. And how to reach out to others from that place of presence.

Living like this is a practice Ross teaches online through daily meditation and f-r-e-e-writing practice. Here her medium for mindfulness is the magical, lyrical, mystical power of poetry.

These lyrical and dramatic, exuberant and sometimes playful poems do not shy from life’s challenges or pains, but explore with startling clarity, humour and kindness, the mysteries of daily experience.

Here you’ll find poems about birth and rebirth, passion and perfection. There are also poems about writing and creative flow practice. As well as Haiku.

While not shying away from adversity or suffering, this selection takes you inside the perceptions of a poet for whom the everyday is a treasury of creative connections.

Ross has described the work of the poet as “loving, in words, all the incarnations the world.” These poems call us into the loving majesty of the present moment and its power to tell us what we most need to know.

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