Otherwise

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s to be happy with the small things in life. A beautiful walk, a tasty dinner, a good book. Although I miss doing a lot of things, I really enjoy not feeling pressured or stressed because there’s so much to do. This poem by Jane Kenyon kind … More Otherwise

Departure Gate

Most people haven’t seen a departure gate this past year but it’s a great place to just sit and observe. It’s something I really enjoy because just by watching people, you can create entire stories. But I also like the idea of this poem: actually going up to a stranger and being kind to him … More Departure Gate

Mother

Monday was International Women’s Day. In honour of that, I wrote a poem to celebrate women and more specifically, mothers. Even more specifically, my mother. She and all other women should be celebrated every day, but since we’re not there yet, I hope this poem will do. It’s a recognition of what mothers do for … More Mother

Good Bones

You may have noticed that I didn’t post a poem last week. I lost my grandfather quite suddenly and I’m having trouble dealing with that loss. I’ve found that walking around in nature helps. Writing does too. When I was looking for a poem to post this week, I came across this one, by the … More Good Bones