Tuesday, May 24, 2011


"Maybe the fear is that we are less than we think we are, than the actuality of it is that we are much much more"
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Love After Love

By: Derek Wolcott

The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other's welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


By: Dawna Markova

May I, may you, may we
not die unlived lives.
May none of us live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
May we choose to inhabit our
to allow our living to open us,
to make us less afraid,
more accessible,
to loosen our hearts
until they become wings,
torches, promises.

May each of us choose to risk our
to live so that which comes to us
as seed
goes to the next as blossom
and that which comes to us as
goes on as fruit.