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WordSpa Update (Posted to Facebook on December 9th)

Save the date! Saturday, January 30th from 8:45 (coffee and gathering) then the WordSPA poetry circle meets from 9am to noon. Open to all seekers, this next poetry gathering at Centering Space will be a delightful redux of the poems that were enthusiastically received at the Jesuit retreat house last…

WordSpa Photo Update (Posted to Facebook on December 2nd)

This is what was bequeathed us: This earth the beloved left And, leaving, Left to us. No other world But this one: Willows and the river And the factory With its black smokestacks. No other shore, only this bank On which the living gather. No meaning but what we find…

YOUNG APPLE TREE, DECEMBER

YOUNG APPLE TREE, DECEMBER by Gail Mazur What you want for it you’d want for a child: that she take hold; that her roots find home in stony winter soil; that she take seasons in stride, seasons that shape and reshape her; that like a dancer’s, her limbs grow pliant,…

Introduction to Poetry by Robert Frost on Learn Out Loud

Link: Introduction to Poetry by Robert Frost on Learn Out Loud – I have this book and it’s lovely. I’ve listened to it in the car, one poem at a time…and savored them. This is a perfectly safe download from a well known sharer of audio books both free and…

WordSpa Update (Posted to Facebook on November 29th)

A week from today I get to be with the sisters of charity and their associates, for a mini retreat in which we will participate in mindful reading of Advent poetry. I can’t wait, and ever since we sang our first O come, O come Emmanuel tonight with the new…

Poetry on prescription from the Emergency Poet – BBC News

Link: Poetry on prescription from the Emergency Poet – BBC News – Thanks to Jane Norris for sharing! I think the British have it right!

WordSpa on Facebook – November 19, 2015 at 01:37PM

The book proposal is off to the publisher who requested it. Grateful for the enormous support that so many of you showered on me during the learning curve. Special shout out to Ginny Douglas, Molly Bolton, Carole Calladine and Laurie Kincer, who really stepped way, way up in making this…

WordSpa on Facebook – November 19, 2015 at 01:34PM

Look It Over I leave behind even my walking stick. My knife is in my pocket, but that I have forgot. I bring no car, no cell phone, no computer, no camera, no CD player, no fax, no TV, not even a book. I go into the woods. I sit…

WordSpa on Facebook – November 19, 2015 at 01:32PM

Idiot Psalm 12 A psalm of Isaak, amid uncommon darkness O Being both far distant and most near, O Lover embracing all unlovable, O Tender Tether binding us together, and binding, yea and tenderly, Your Person to ourselves, Being both beyond our ken, and kindred, One whose dire energies invest…