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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 Update (Posted to Facebook on May 10, 2017 at 09:20AM)

Welcome to new LIKE John Lucic! Glad to have you in the conversation!

WordSpa Photo Update (Posted to Facebook on May 02, 2017 at 04:46PM)

The First Green of Spring by David Budbill Listen Online Out walking in the swamp picking cowslip, marsh marigold, this sweet first green of spring. Now sautéed in a pan melting to a deeper green than ever they were alive, this green, this life, harbinger of things to come. Now…

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Link: http://ift.tt/SfFIlG – Most of you know I’m working on a book on how poetry can help to build resilience in us in the face of grief. In the course of reading for the writing I found this piece and it’s one of the most poetic pieces of prose I’ve…

Tony Hoagland

Link: Tony Hoagland – Here’s a quote from an interesting interview by Tony Hoagland, the Poet who wrote Fetch. Fetch was our post on Wednesday, and if you missed it, it’s a treasure. Hoagland said, “Someone gave me a contemporary poetry anthology when I was 15, and reading it may…

WordSpa Photo Update (Posted to Facebook on April 26, 2017 at 04:33PM)

Fetch Who knew that the sweetest pleasure of my fifty-eighth year would turn out to be my friendship with the dog? That his trembling, bowlegged bliss at seeing me stand there with the leash would give me a feeling I had sought throughout my life? Now I understand those old…

WordSpa Photo Update (Posted to Facebook on April 24, 2017 at 12:03AM)

A Prayer in Spring Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today; And give us not to think so far away As the uncertain harvest; keep us here All simply in the springing of the year. Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white, Like nothing else by day, like…

WordSpa Update (Posted to Facebook on April 24, 2017 at 12:01AM)

Welcome to 2 new Likes Mark Rollenhagen and Susan Vogt. We’re glad you joined the conversation!

WordSpa Update (Posted to Facebook on April 21, 2017 at 11:08PM)

Welcome to new like Janet Adams. We are glad to have you in the conversation!

Let Evening Come

Link: Let Evening Come – Once again a Heart Poems posted by Jan Falls has offered a gorgeous photo perfectly matched to an equally gorgeous poem! I know that you will enjoy both the poem and the thoughtful comment.

centeringspace.org

Link: centeringspace.org – Mark you calendar if you are in the greater Cleveland area for the next poetry circle at Centering Space! Come join us for a morning of poems gathered around the theme Grateful in the Now In the words of poet Mary Balogh, “Sometimes now was enough. /…