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Day 21 of 40: Gratitude

Day 21 of 40: Gratitude

Grateful for this simple goodness This will not to wage war When voices press for vengeance. Grateful for this beating human heart That loves, hurts, breaks and grows; Its gifts are sublime. Grateful for fellow travellers Who never cease to surprise In the depth of […]

Day 20 of 40: Preparation

Day 20 of 40: Preparation

Nerves burning like fire;A potency longing to emergeFrom inside the maelstrom:Restless and searching. Worries at the door of departure;A new step into the unknown:Out onto the land againTo sleep with the stars and the trees. Leaving the comfort of the home and the known—It never […]

Day 19 of 40: Luna

Day 19 of 40: Luna

Still, pure air. A night vibrant with promise; The expansiveness of the silence. Music drifts from beneath doorways, Barely audible, as if from some distant dream. On the hilltop, the crowning glory awaits. I clamber up the slope in anticipation, Bathed in brilliant light. Above […]

Day 18 of 40: Exchange

Day 18 of 40: Exchange

Kneeling,Half an apple in each palm;One for you, one for me:This is how it works. Because I love youMy world comes alive.Because I love youYour beauty is everywhere. And I know:Your beauty is my beauty;Your boundlessness is my boundlessness;Your life is my life. These half-applesI […]

Day 17 of 40: Trust

Day 17 of 40: Trust

Green-gold beetle Stumbling, clambering Up and over and under and through. Progress on your journey is slow Yet you never abate. Nestled in this great landscape, You continue onwards; Doing what is to be done; Trusting that your steps are good; In time, you will […]

Day 16 of 40: Olive tree

Day 16 of 40: Olive tree

Olive treeBasking in the midday sun.Grey-blue leaves speak of the dusty hills of your homeland,Held within a tawny cloak of hazy heat. Out in the courtyardThe birds squawk and chirp and flutter.Life flows busily about meAs my heart tumbles in turmoil,Unable to find peace or […]

Day 15 of 40: Adolescence

Day 15 of 40: Adolescence

The joyful immediacy of childhood recedes; The water level drops and the river runs dry. Anxieties of purpose and task cloud the mind: The simple beauty before the eyes No longer registers. The deep interior of the soul, a chasm beneath the feet, Where once […]

Day 14 of 40: Sunset

Day 14 of 40: Sunset

Sun setting upstream Crows swoop and caw the day’s end Light ebbs, wings etch sky.

Day 13 of 40: Noon

Day 13 of 40: Noon

Noontime light bathes me Holding me within these arms So warm and tender.

Day 12 of 40: Sunrise

Day 12 of 40: Sunrise

Sitting on the porch Morning waves to passers-by Simple joys remain.