Category Archives: Poem in Your Pocket

Lost

  Lost Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest … Continue reading

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National Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Only two days left?! April, as every year, has completely flown by. Here we are at another Poem in Your Pocket Day! Poem in Your Pocked Day initiated in April 2002 and went national in 2008. What will you celebrate … Continue reading

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blessing the boats

blessing the boats                (at St. Mary’s) may the tide that is entering even now the lip of our understanding carry you out beyond the face of fear may you kiss the wind then turn from it certain that it … Continue reading

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Poetry Housekeeping Reminder! Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Just a reminder that this Thursday, April 21st is National Poem in Your Pocket Day!! Wahoo! Originally initiating in 2002 in NYC, it went national in 2008 and we've been celebrating it here ever since!Don’t forget to carry a poem in … Continue reading

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Dance in Your Blood

Dance in Your Blood Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance, when you’re perfectly free. ~ Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks)

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Dust

Dust Someone spoke to me last night, told me the truth. Just a few words, but I recognized it. I knew I should make myself get up, write it down, but it was late, and I was exhausted from working … Continue reading

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