Pablo Neruda

Keeping Quiet Now we will count to twelveand we will all keep still.For once on the face of the earth,let’s not speak in any language,let’s stop for a second,and not move our arms so much.It would be an exotic momentwithout rush, without engines;we would...

John O’Donohue

A BLESSING FOR OLD AGE May the light of your soul mind you,May all of your worry and anxiousness about becoming old be transfigured,May you be give a wisdom with the eye of your soul,to see this beautiful time of harvesting.May you have the commitment to harvest your...

Mary Oliver

SUMMER STORYWhen the hummingbird sinks its face into the trumpet vineand the funnels of the blossoms, and the tongue leaps out and throbs,I am scorched to realize once again how many small,available things are in the world that aren’t pieces of gold or power–that...

Nancy Paddock

LIE DOWN Lie down with your belly to the ground,like an old dog in the sun.Smell the greenness of the cloverleaf,feel the damp earth through your clothes,let an ant wander the uncharted territory of your skin.Lie down with your belly to the ground.Melt into the...

Rumi

I prayed for change,so I changed my mind.I prayed for guidanceand learned to trust myself.I prayed for happinessand realized I am not my ego.I prayed for peaceand learned to accept others unconditionally.I prayed for abundance and realized my doubt kept it out.I...