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WordSpa Update (Posted to Facebook on February 01, 2016 at 01:36PM)

Welcome to new like Carol Kandiko! Carol lives at Centering Space and has been incredibly supportive of the WordSPA ministry, hosting our circles 4 or 5 times a year and actively participating in the wisdom sharing that happens in them! Glad to have you in the facebook conversation!

WordSpa Update (Posted to Facebook on January 31, 2016 at 11:45PM)

The Work of Happiness I thought of happiness, how it is woven Out of the silence in the empty house each day And how it is not sudden and it is not given But is creation itself like the growth of a tree. No one has seen it happen, but…

WordSpa Photo Update (Posted to Facebook on January 31, 2016 at 09:57PM)

Thanks to Liz Beasley for sharing this poem…eager to hear your comments! The House of Gathering If old age is a house of gathering, then the hands are full. There are old trees to prune and young plants to plant, there are seeds to be sown. Not less of anything…

WordSpa Update (Posted to Facebook on January 31, 2016 at 08:31PM)

Another amazing poetry circle at centering space yesterday! Our topic was the The Lovely Imperfect: Spirituality of Gratitude. Here is one of the poems that inspired a great deal of reflection: Equinox Another October. The maples have done their slick trick of turning yellow almost overnight; summer’s hazy skies are…

WordSpa Update (Posted to Facebook on January 29, 2016 at 10:38AM)

This connection between life and poetry delights me. One of my favorite poems to discuss with groups is Under the Vulture Tree, a poem that I find deeply grateful and spiritual. Just today I read that in Lima, Peru, where there is not always enough resources to pick up trash,…

WordSpa Update (Posted to Facebook on January 29, 2016 at 10:32AM)

Welcome to new LIKE Patti Fish Stephens! So glad to have you in the conversation, and we hope you will be an active participant!

WordSpa Photo Update (Posted to Facebook on January 27, 2016 at 10:00PM)

We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry. – William Butler Yeats Photo graciously contributed by Carole Calladine.

WordSpa Update (Posted to Facebook on January 26, 2016 at 07:46PM)

Thanks to Joan Reidy for turning me on to this site, which some of you may enjoy as well…famous people asked about their favorite poem. Here’s John Green’s interesting answer. I love John Green! JOHN GREEN: I find it impossible to pick a single favorite poem, but the first one…


Link: ACROSTIC – Spend a few minutes this week noodling around with this fun way to write a poem based on a single word. I used Learned, and though I don’t think of myself as a poet, the exercise was fun, easy, and as good as a journal entry! And…

WordSpa Update (Posted to Facebook on January 24, 2016 at 03:56PM)

Welcome to new LIKE Jane Blabolil! We are happy to have you join the conversation. Feel free to comment on the poems as they are posted. Many folks choose their favorite line, but other comments are welcome as well. We are lucky to have a poetry community, and we’re glad…