Tag Archives: poetry

Patience Please

Carol A. Hand Here I am, ‘though bleary eyed after editing all day I’d like to answer comments but I’ve little else left to say Two hundred pages done Two hundred more to go Some days the work seems easier … Continue reading

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Northshore Highlights

Carol A. Hand A colorful morning although skies were grey On a cool but ordinary Saturday An impromptu trip along Lake Superior’s Northwest shore Dramatic skies promised rain for sure Fast moving storms pass, creating fog and rising steam Inspiring … Continue reading

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A Miracle of Life

Carol A. Hand Despite fierce winds brutal cold and pounding rain delicate but tenacious – columbine gracefully blossoming once again ***                         *** ***           … Continue reading

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Reflections – Early June, 2017

Carol A. Hand A cool morning breeze touches my feverish forehead while I watch the dawning struggling to breathe What is important in this moment? Loving thoughts of the next generation Gratitude for healers and visionaries who stand together in … Continue reading

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Ah, Choices

Carol A. Hand So much gardening to do but so much to say on this lovely last day in the month of May Editing felt like the honorable choice fulfilling a promise to give others a voice Their suffering and … Continue reading

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Reflections at the End of May

Carol A. Hand Gratitude at the close of May My spirit will breathe easier because you decided to bloom today despite the gray skies that came our way ***   ***

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Finally Spring Snippets

Carol A. Hand *** After waiting patiently through summer, fall, and snow a mystery of the willow is finally revealed *** *** Catkins bloom on swaying branches as gentle breezes blow answering my question about gender, an enigma unsealed *** *** … Continue reading

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Reflections about Invented Traditions

Carol A. Hand All of the sacred lifeways of the past that we now revere as traditions were once newly created, seen as divine messages passed on through seers and bodhisattvas around the world throughout human time Visions were given meaning … Continue reading

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May Moon

Carol A. Hand Sometimes, on the darkest night the moon appears, a guiding light shining on the world below a reminder of our inner glow urging us to do the same for others *** ***

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Sometimes I Just Don’t Understand

Carol A. Hand Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever understand why people in power seem to care so little about the suffering and destruction they leave in their (una)wake(ning) *** *** Robin wings and bloodied backbone lying in the grass … Continue reading

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