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Welcome to Word SPA - Spirituality, Poetry, Appreciation

WordSPA is a ministry of personal expansion through the spiritual catalyst of poetry, entering into the sacred moment in a spirit of fun, of hope, and of gratitude for what is, the daily grind and the sacred moment. We believe with Mary Oliver, that “Poetry is a life-cherishing force. For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.” Whether you want to learn to lead Spiritual Poetry Circles, or you'd like to bring Kim in to lead an experience for your group, this is a place for both diving deep and resting awhile.

WordSpa Photo Update (Posted to Facebook on February 15, 2018 at 03:32PM)

Allow There is no controlling life. Try corralling a lightning bolt, containing a tornado. Dam a stream and it will create a new channel. Resist, and the tide will sweep you off your feet. Allow, and grace will carry you to higher ground. The only safety lies in letting it…

Allow – Danna Faulds

Link: Allow – Danna Faulds – Another lovely selection by Jan Falls for her WordPress blog heart poems.

Kim

Link: Kim – A happy memory from 2013. Poem worth sharing all over again!

Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems

Link: Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems – I’ve written before about this terrific collection…one of the ones I value the most out of my dozens of poetry anthologies. I think many of you would appreciate this book, and the facebook page is also good. If you are…

Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88

Link: Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88 – She’s famous for her fantasy fiction but she wrote about a dozen poetry books too. I am committing myself to rereading the Left Hand of Darkness, a book that seriously shaped my thinking when I…

WordSpa Update (Posted to Facebook on January 20, 2018 at 03:28AM)

A Closer Absence by Temple Cone There’s got to be a word for this longing that kneels beside you in an empty chapel or follows you beneath bare trees, a word inflected with pulse and handclasp and breath. You would need a thousand tongues just to speak it, unless you…

Laura

Link: Laura – Thanks to Laura Grace Weldon who first shared this.

WordSpa Photo Update (Posted to Facebook on January 15, 2018 at 07:07PM)

Wage peace with your breath. Breathe in firemen and rubble, breathe out whole buildings and flocks of redwing blackbirds. Breathe in terrorists and breathe out sleeping children and freshly mown fields. Breathe in confusion and breathe out maple trees. Breathe in the fallen and breathe out lifelong friendships intact. Wage…

The Courage to Feel: E.E. Cummings on Art, Life and Being Unafraid to Feel, by Maria Popova

Link: The Courage to Feel: E.E. Cummings on Art, Life and Being Unafraid to Feel, by Maria Popova –

Spirit First

Link: Spirit First – Hello Poetry Buddies! I’ve been in communication with the director of this organizaion, and realized that some of you writers might be interested in submitting a poem to this contest or in sharing the opportunity with writer friends. The website has the poems that won in…