Lemon bars + poetry

A lemon’s role So quicklyLemon learnedshe would never get the lead … Her role was alwayssupportingwith a zestor a squeeze. She had accepted her career as :“the faintest essence”or “the tasteful garnish.” In the business ofbreakfast, lunch and dinnershe was alwaysthe slice of bitteron the dish. But thenshe learnedshe could be a star in changing … Continue reading Lemon bars + poetry

Nourishing poems

Sometimes we stop and look aroundin these high mountains climbed. We think of all we wereand how much we’ve changed. How we are no longer holding ourselvestightly coiledas fiddleheads, but knownowwe can unfurl : hearts open to the elements —acceptingwhat is nourishing. We carry and admire thoseglistening raindrops : each cherished memoryand lesson learned. Wishing … Continue reading Nourishing poems

Rainy Poems

DrearyChillySlantedSaddenedWeepingShoweredDrenchedDrizzledScatteredColoredUnexpectedMistedNourishedFragrantBelovedRain. The Hawaiian language has over 200 different names for rain. The breadth of these names describe the form and qualities of each type, as well as the specific times and regions of the islands these rains can be found. The Hawaiian culture recognizes rain not only as an integral part of survival, but also … Continue reading Rainy Poems

A moment in the sunrise

I try to never miss a sunrise to paint my intentions within a landscape completely indifferent to me. I can seamlessly slip through the spiderwebbed crackson my little patio and into the sunlit glow of a sacred space, exhaling my prayers and wildflower hopes to breathe in peace made with the day’s groundlessness; understandingthe unknowingsand … Continue reading A moment in the sunrise