The Standing People Are Moving

nature Oct 16, 2019

 

Bashing themselves about,

stag horns clashing as

cymbals of wood and wind.

 

The watchful mothers are stirring,

shifting their burdens as they

wait for their moment.

 

IT. IS. NOW.

 

Restless roots cleave the ground,

leaving...

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My Soul Doesn't Think At All

meditation soul Oct 08, 2019

I don’t want to think, I just want to lie hard in my bed, listening to the rolling, trembling mountains of my body that don’t say a word.

 

I don’t want to think, I just want to give all of myself to this lawn chair, letting...

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Flinch, But Not For Too Long

Why It Is Essential For Women Changemakers to Know Themselves as Part of the Earth...

 Global climate change is always in the back of your mind, a distressing static of sorts. You consider yourself an environmentalist and you make good...

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FEMININE CONFIDENCE: Engaging with Radical Self-Trust

confidence Jul 15, 2019

It is a question that just does not seem to want to go away: what does the true embodiment of rooted confidence look like for the modern woman? Not a sexy, polished sort of confidence but the kind of deeply grounded inner knowing that is unshaken...

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Mirror of the Sea

The tide is all the way out

and the sand underneath

feels packed and rippled

with roan speckles

spread along the smooth hide of an appaloosa,

carefully combed down with the pulling,

clawing fingers of the waves.

 

We are standing on a vast,

...

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The Ladies

It is finally time.

 

The afternoon weather considerate,

warm enough for lace wings and a life outdoors.

When they feel the liberation of open air,

a rush of adrenaline sweeps through,

an invisible lattice of electricity.

 

The...

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Don't Mess With the Nest

Every morning I am born into the kingdom of Crow.

For weeks now my window has been shrouded with black capes opening, swooping, the exhausting labor of feeding their young. A little nest, well camouflaged within the top of a pine tree, crouches...

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CHANGELING

The forest slipped her dry clothes in the still of the night,

waking in the morning wearing some damp, but puffed ball gown

of chartreuse.

She must of drank some spell of sky water

growing twice her size in the untrustworthy mist.

She urges me to...

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Safe to Proceed

confidence Jun 05, 2019

We find so many ways to stay put. We think we couldn’t possibly start that exercise class because we are already so overweight. Or we couldn’t think to start teaching that poetry class because our life is not yet perfectly managed, the...

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BEE'S SONG

Everyday magic is upon us now.

A simple chair by a simple bush,

soaking in a cacophony of pollen rapture.

A common hedge of blooming laurel

turns into whizzing contrails of sensual vibration.

The bee’s song translated in the earth’s...

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