I call to the wind

in times of great distress, I call to the wind,
a friend, and constant companion when times are
grim

less known than before, part of the paradoxical
nature of love and loss,
shown

as part of a life lived

in its myriad fabrics and textures, feeling them with zeal,
I reel, and find a home in all
that’s real…

no hiding, now exposed, raw, vulnerable, and ready
to let go

of the pain, and sorrow, and simply sit in the magnificence
of love in all its shapes, and sizes,
bestowed…


I am at the Oregon coast this weekend, and it is beautiful. The above pic and poem were inspired by my time here, which I always treasure. Growing up by the ocean was a gift, and now living relatively close to the ocean once again fills my heart. Wishing you all a beautifully blessed Sunday, and coming week.


#beauty, #emotions, #feeling, #healing, #heart, #life, #loss, #love, #nature, #ocean, #open, #pain, #poem, #sea

I Breathe in the Ocean, Published at MasticadoresIndia

I am so pleased to announce that my poem, I Breathe in the Ocean, is now available at MasticadoresIndia. Another big thank you to Terveen Gill, and the team at MasticadoresIndia for their support, and for publishing this piece.

I Breathe in the Ocean
is it
so difficult
to grasp
the meaning
of a life
lived upon the…

I would be honored if you would go here and read the rest of my poem. Thank you!


Photo by Dylan Sauerwein on Unsplash

#poetry, #contemplation, #introspection, #life, #love, #meaning, #nature, #ocean, #poems, #presence

Haiku #16

Photo by Benjamin Voros on Unsplash

wind blows with gale force,
waves crash into the sand, I
submit in awe, love.

Photo by Elson Castro on Unsplash

#poetry, #haiku, #love, #nature, #ocean, #poem, #sea, #waves, #wind

Beauty

I look out over the sea,
as the wind blows
so steadily
,

salt mist
surrounds my being
and I lift a finger

in awe of the rapt beauty.

#poetry, #coast, #life, #love, #nature, #ocean, #oregon, #poem, #poems, #sea, #yachats

Haiku #13

fast flowing river,
salmon swim upstream as one,
time of struggle, home.

Photo by Tobias Negele on Unsplash

Photo Credit

#poetry, #haiku, #home, #life, #love, #nature, #ocean, #poem, #river, #salmon, #stream

The Present Moment

I breathe in the
Salted air, without
Any care.

Those have been left
Behind, in the meantime,
The focus is on what’s
Here and now.

The gravelly trail,
Soft button, open,
And in some places
Quite frail.

The rocky shore
Splashed and assaulted
Continuously by the oceans
Core.

The gulls flying overhead,
Left their bed,
For their home in the
Air instead.

The people coming and
Going, taking in the
Sights, while the
Mist keeps blowing.

The present moment,
Clear and dear, and,
Yes, we are already
here.

#poetry, #coast, #hereandnow, #nature, #ocean, #poem, #poems, #presence, #seagull, #yachats

Tanka #5

Photo by Iswanto Arif on Unsplash

Waves crash on the beach,
Salty mist blows from the west.
Night turns into day.
I feel the sisters approach,
Salt on my tongue, wind in hair.

#poetry, #beach, #life, #love, #ocean, #poem, #poems, #tanka, #wind, #writing