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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 September 19, 2017 at 09:08PM)

Thanks to Laura Grace Weldon for sharing this poem as a writing prompt in one of her excellent writing classes at CPPL. Would love to hear your thoughts! The God Who Loves You By Carl Dennis It must be troubling for the god who loves you To ponder how much…

WordSpa Photo Update (Posted to Facebook on September 14, 2017 at 02:45PM)

Yesterday I heard a terrific interview with poet Marilyn Nelson on the On Being podcast, and in it she read this poem. Beautiful. Thirteen Year Old American Negro Girl Yellow Cardigan, Red and White T-Shirt, Jeans (Clinton-Sherman AFB, Oklahoma 1959) My face, as foreign to me as a mask, allows…

WordSpa Photo Update (Posted to Facebook on September 07, 2017 at 09:35PM)

Welcome Morning There is joy in all: in the hair I brush each morning, in the Cannon towel, newly washed, that I rub my body with each morning, in the chapel of eggs I cook each morning, in the outcry from the kettle that heats my coffee each morning, in…

The Traveling Onion

Link: The Traveling Onion – Thanks to A Network for Grateful Living at Gratefulness.org for bringing positive news and light to many a dark day! Today the email queue held this little gem. Love it!

WordSpa Photo Update (Posted to Facebook on August 26, 2017 at 07:34PM)

Toward the End of August By David Budbill Toward the end of August I begin to dream about fall, how this place will empty of people, the air will get cold and leaves begin to turn. Everything will quiet down, everything will become a skeleton of its summer self. Toward…

Odes to Ordinary Things – An eBook! – Gratefulness.org

Link: Odes to Ordinary Things – An eBook! – Gratefulness.org – I’ve been getting a daily email from gratefulness.org for over a year now and while I confess I don’t open each one, when the subject line calls to me, it’s a little bright spot in a sometimes anxiety filled…

Cuyahoga County Public Library

Link: Cuyahoga County Public Library – I’m going to hear this writer at the library and I hope some of you will sign up too! Poetry can save your life!

Perfection Will Do You In – by Parker Palmer

Link: Perfection Will Do You In – by Parker Palmer – Raise your hand if you can identify with this poem and if it makes you love Parker Palmer all the more for throwing himself into this good company of perfectionists!

Poetry in Action

Link: Poetry in Action – Wow, the poets at work!

WordSpa Update (Posted to Facebook on August 02, 2017 at 03:43AM)

If you live in Greater Cleveland and you are a poetry lover, join me at this free event sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library at the beautiful writing center in Euclid, just across the street from Notre Dame College. It’s free, but registrations are limited, so don’t wait. Here’s the…