This week the team continued to prepare for the fall term, which starts in 5 weeks. Hard to believe, yet it’s true.
We also finished the fall schedule this week, and I am quite pleased with it. The team always works hard on the schedule, and we do so, well, 4 times a year; it is a drumbeat, if you will, that we have gotten pretty good at. Fun.
Lots of writing this week, which is always fun, and many reflections.
Writing, Reflecting and New Publications
This week was full of writing that poured from the heart, as it always does, and was centered on love. The love that emanates from me today is quite profound, and is amazing to experience.
The poem brushed ourselves with the winds, was a poem that was reflective of the deep love I have for nature and this planet. I’ve spent a lot of time in, and with, nature, and I love the feeling of being among the trees as the winds come up, and mingle with the trees in, what for me is, an exquisite dance. It is so beautiful.
The poem I await your warm embrace was a reflection of a lifetime of watching, being in relationship with, and loving many people on this beautiful planet. Human beings are a treasure, and being in relationship with people, the sharing, caring, creating, living, and loving of people, and with people, are among the most important experiences of our lifetimes. Really.
I’m pleased to announce that 4 more poems have been accepted for publication in the past two weeks. Two poems will appear in MasticadoresUSA, edited by Gabriela Marie Milton; and, two will appear in MasticadoresIndia, edited by Terveen Gill. I am super excited, and would like to again thank Gabriela, Terveen, and their respective teams. I invite you, if you’ve not already done so, to visit the former, MasticadoresUSA, and visit the latter, MasticadoresIndia, once it is launched on September 1. Thank you.
When the poems are published, I will let you all know. Exciting.
I ordered several books a couple of weeks ago. These books hold a special place in my heart, as they have all been written by blogosphere friends. It is such a treat.
Here are the books that arrived.
• The Anthropocene Hymnal, edited by Ingrid Wilson
• Woman: Splendor and Sorrow Love Poems and Poetic Prose, by Gabriela Marie Milton
• The Waking Dream, by Grace (Ace) Hakopian
• A Little Bit of Everything, by Gayatri Bagyatkar
• The Comfort Book, by Matt Haig (a recommendation from my dear friend, Diana Menezes)
I’ll be enjoying these lovely works of art in the coming weeks. Beautiful people, inspiring writing.
Social Media Poetry
I’ve been reflecting more about writing some shorter pieces of poetry for social media, such as Instagram and, maybe Twitter. Therefore, this week, I am leaving you with a short poem on living and loving, titled live again.
Stay healthy and well, and have a blessed week, everyone.