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The Oxen

Link: The Oxen – Create a quiet moment with the poem for today…one of my favorites…and it’s been set to music by Ralph Von Williams also if you like that sort of song….and if you’d enjoy a brief explanation and some reflection questions on the poem, you can find that…

WordSpa Update (Posted to Facebook on December 17, 2015 at 12:28PM)

Welcome to new like Linda Emhoff! Glad to have you in the conversation!

Making The House Ready for the Lord by Mary Oliver

Thanks to Ginny Douglas for sharing this… Making The House Ready for the Lord by Mary Oliver Dear Lord, I have swept and I have washed but still nothing is as shining as it should be for you. Under the sink, for example, is an uproar of miceā€”it is the…

Save the Date

Link: Centering Space – 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…

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!