Tag Archives: self-care

When You Like Your Own Company

If there are any good things about COVID-19,  it is more time to yourself. Not productive time but time to just be and enjoy your own energy affected only by the energy of nature. I wrote this poem sitting on … Continue reading

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The Real World Around a Campfire

The best foil to turmoil is quiet and nature. Even better is quiet and nature with loved ones around a campfire. The Real World Around a Campfire Many a yarn has been shared, stories and truths, ‘round a campfire dodging … Continue reading

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Tree Peace

“Tree Peace” is a riff off of yesterday’s poem “Beach Peace.” What things, places, sounds, activities bring you peace? If you’re wondering why my pants are tucked into my socks, it is to prevent the wood ticks (who live in … Continue reading

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Beach Peace

This poem was inspired by and the title coined by my dear friend JoAnn Beeh. Where can you find Beach Peace? Beach Peace JoAnn went to the coast for a day of “Beach Peace.” The rhythmic waves rolling in moving … Continue reading

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A Poet’s Garden

This poem came out of my Sunday morning gardening time. In the course of writing it, I figured out why I have never been a great gardener. It is not so much about production as creating a place, a place … Continue reading

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Experience Wind

You guessed it, windy day today in the woods. A good tree listening day but that is another poem. While biking against wind isn’t fun, going out in it, sensing it, is fun. The trees pictured here were clicking together, … Continue reading

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Green and Glow

Poetry writing month dedicated to coping and thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic journey. Last day of Poetry Writing month 2020. A stressful day, distracted, thinking a poem would not come tonight. Once again, nature relaxes me and inspires a poem. … Continue reading

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Sky Perspective

Poetry writing month dedicated to coping and thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic journey. Some hard days at work. Got home today and thought I was too tired to write. So glad I did. This poem helped me pull out of … Continue reading

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The Words We Choose

Poetry writing month dedicated to coping and thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic journey. The words we choose to describe our experiences, make a difference in how we feel about them and in the choices we make next. I have been … Continue reading

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Living Large, Living Small

Poetry writing month dedicated to coping and thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic journey. I have a stack of Destiny Cards at my bedside. Normally I choose which one I want displayed. Its theme is what I work on. This card … Continue reading

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