Category Archives: Poetry by others

This Flower Alone by Lyla June Johnson

This flower alone, which at once is beauty is rooted in beauty and whose petals reach out to beauty This flower alone, whose quiet song is drowned by the blasts and by the evening news of the modern world (but … Continue reading

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Go To The Limits Of Your Longing –

“Go to the Limits of Your Longing” from the Book Of Hours by Rainer Maria Rilke
 translation by Joanna Macy + Anita Barrows God speaks to each of us as he makes us,
 then walks with us silently out of … Continue reading

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A Map to the Next World – by Joy Harjo

In the last days of the fourth world I wished to make a map for those who would climb through the hole in the sky. My only tools were the desires of humans as they emerged from the killing fields, … Continue reading

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Words from Chameli Ardagh & David Whyte.

Longing for the real: It requires an awesome vulnerability to step out of the numbing comfort of casualness, out of the confinement of the small me-plan,
 finding yourself trembling in the unknown land 
beyond the limits of who you have … Continue reading

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A Walk – 1924 by Rainer Maria Rilke

I want to share one of my favourite short poems. Rilke is speaking of something elusive and subtle – hard to grasp. But to me thats the point, that is where the longing is, just beyond my grasp. And yet … Continue reading

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Santiago by David Whyte

I have been meaning to post a poem by David Whyte, whose work I admire and a friend on Facebook just posted this. I loved it, so am pleased to include it in my blog: SANTIAGO The road seen, then … Continue reading

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Willing to experience …….

I came across this beautiful invocation by John Wellwood and find it speaks to me so clearly, I just had to post it here. Willing to experience aloneness I discover connection everywhere. Turning to face my fear I meet the … Continue reading

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Come To The River – Rumi

Come! Take a pick-axe And break apart Your stony self. The heart’s matrix is glutted with rubies. Springs of laughter are buried in your breast. Unstop the wine jar Batter down the door to the treasury of nonexistence. The water … Continue reading

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Sometimes

‘Mandala of life’ by Paul Swatridge Sometimes, when a bird cries out, Or the wind sweeps through a tree, Or a dog howls in a far off farm, I hold still and listen a long time. My soul turns and … Continue reading

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Meeting yourself

I just came across this beautiful poem on someone else’s blog. The poem: LOVE AFTER LOVE by Derek Walcott The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and … Continue reading

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