Tag Archives: NESTpirations

Mirror of your Soul

Poems have been a part of my life ever since I can remember. Growing up, my father wrote poems for my mother on special occasions that usually involved poetic clues to what or where her present was. My oldest sister, … Continue reading

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Off You Go!

This is the post the old me couldn’t imagine until I sat with tight, nervous hands not yet adept at forming fluent words, making cursive loops onto notebook paper as I wrote the first paragraph of my memoir. Not knowing … Continue reading

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a wonderment

  In the same way I knew it was time to pack up his room years ago, I always thought I would know when the time was right for me. And somehow through the universe I sensed that our son … Continue reading

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What of Love?

So many human hearts are confused or angry or sad or feeling forgotten. So as it always does in sad or joyous times, my heart wrote a poem. As you read, I hope it soothes your heart.      

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THE ROOT OF THE BLOOM

  I write from the root of the bloom.  In all the messy, tangled places of my soul.  In the darkness that catches fire and spreads to seek the light.  In solitude that sniffs the air for bits of oxygen … Continue reading

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Autumn’s Caress

Poetic musings on a gorgeous Fall morning…

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Mot Juste

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” I’ve been reading the poet/philosopher, Rumi’s works for years.  So I could think of nothing better than to cite some of my favorite Rumi quotes that are … Continue reading

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Maryland My Maryland

Please feel free to hum along to the tune of Maryland My Maryland while reading.   Dear Virginia, Sorry Virginia.  I’m just not that into you.  It’s not you – it’s me.  There are parts of you I love.  Seriously. … Continue reading

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living past the dying

My head has been swirling for the past couple weeks for many reasons.  Two of which are the sudden death of Robin Williams and the ongoing debate over the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  In regards to the ALS debate: I … Continue reading

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Between a Funeral and a Memory Place

I reached for my phone to call our dog sitter friend: realizing this was the fourth call in a year telling her we needed to travel back to Maryland for a funeral. As we walked into the small limestone church … Continue reading

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