Open

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” ― Pema Chodron Advertisements

No Limits

“A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid any more.” ― John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Dusk

“Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgundy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road    

Nature Speaks

    “There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” – Linda Hogan

Tender Majesty

This is my letter to the world, That never wrote to me, The simple news that Nature told, With tender majesty. Her message is committed, To hands I cannot see; For love of her, sweet countrymen, Judge tenderly of me. —– Emily Dickinson

Real People

“I think social media allows more access to more poems. And I think it allows me the chance to think about the work of poets I love in a more intimate way since I can see them struggling with teaching and writing and raising kids and living in the moments when it happens. Poetry is … More Real People

Belief

“The love poet is not afraid of -isms or phobias. She believes her love, the love she pours into her poems, overpowers. This belief makes her a vulnerable person on this planet where weapons are known to be sharp or explosive.” — Jericho Brown

Beyond the Edge

“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.” ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore