New Books | Spring/Summer 2017

LOCAL BOOKS Be Your Self and Be Well: Connecting with Your Soul's Power to Heal, by Dr. Steven Hiebert (Wise Ink), 146 pages -- Who...

Friends

me, i don't know what plant I am, but perhaps I like the idea of being a Lily of the Field. or maybe not a plant at...

To Be Water

Held by the earth, light scampering in ripples on a conveyer wave line; little traveling hills across the surface. To be water, life abundant inside me; weeds writhing wriggling against my...

Self

As I take the moment to look inside, I question the Self I Am, The Self I was, is no more, but who Am I within? I...

Mei Jiang

There was this river in my city In China It passed right under a stone foot Bridge that I crossed almost Every day.              It was full              Absolutely full              Of garbage. So I...

Love is Escape

love is escape love is a flower in a vase dropping petals on a table love  is never going back to work lying in bed waiting for her to wake her face like her body  her face exactly like  her body this is what...

Infinitely Pi

At first glance it appears to move in one direction: 3.14159265358979... and on and on and on... approximate infinity. Oh! The magic of dancing a round around, measuring out the great...

In These Times: Books to keep your Light Shining

I have been a voracious reader ever since my mother put me to bed with Raggedy Ann stories. I learned to use books as...

Have Compassion for They do not Know — A Treatise on...

Have compassion; For they live in the body, and whoever lives in the body will become angry at its constraints, at its hinges and at its locks and keys — Have compassion; The...

Soul

Be silent Be still, Awakened. Be the silence That struggles To be heard. Perceive Acknowledge, Be the wisdom. Love Be loved Be silence. Be this space, This inner sanctum, That is Your soul.

The Awakening

The lure of our becoming pulses through the universe Our heart is the dwelling place of the being through which we are through which I am Each...

The Beauty Prophet

I am a master work of art in motion; A simple, elegant animation Of form and function. Connoisseurs of striking beauty Savor the perpetual grace And refined appearance Of my...

A Chiaroscuro of Grief and Grace

Father, did you turn the rain to snow to please me in my grieving for you are up there in the sky now, and I wonder if...

The Leaves I Thought–1433

The leaves I thought Were talking to me But really now It's the wind Speaking in soft nuances Of jasmine, sandalwood, And the palm Of love to be, love that was And that...

Woe of the Spirit

After all the distorted facts and drama unfolds She walks by smirking and taunting me still Trying to push my buttons to get me to react I...

The Living One

As a mirror was crafted in front of me, An overwhelming sensation consumes a now swollen heart. Joy and bitterness reflect each other as yin and...

The Sun Within My Heart

You are the wind Your voice the sweet sound of rain, sounds like a bell in my ears. You are the sun and the moon. Your personality...