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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.

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…

WordSpa Update (Posted to Facebook on August 02, 2017 at 02:07AM)

Back from vacation, and could not be more pleased to welcome new LIKEs Linda Fluck and Carolyn Lehman. Hope you will comment on poems, tell us your favorite lines or phrases, and be part of the conversation!

Three Gratitudes

Link: Three Gratitudes – Poet Carrie Newcomer, reads her poem, Three Gratitudes. Have 5 minutes? Use her poem as a prompt for your own writing about what you are grateful for… http://ift.tt/2tQCixS

The Writer’s Almanac

Link: The Writer’s Almanac – In case you missed this wonderful poem by Jane Kenyon when it was the poem of the day chosen by the Writer’s Almanac.

WordSpa Photo Update (Posted to Facebook on July 12, 2017 at 03:25PM)

I have found a new poet whose work i am coming to love. Here’s a sample, her brief poem, seeing movement: Seeing Movement For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love. — Carl Sagan In his workshirt dark from sweat the gardener lays down his…

WordSpa Photo Update (Posted to Facebook on July 08, 2017 at 04:14PM)

In case you missed this poem, Walking Home, posted by the Writer’s Almanac today…it’s another gem from Marie Howe. If you have not heard her interviewed by Krista Tippett of On Being, you might check that out as well. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this poem. Walking Home…

WordSpa Update (Posted to Facebook on July 07, 2017 at 11:13PM)

Welcome to new likes Mary Therese Slota and Carolyn Lehman! We are glad to have you in the conversation!