Category Archives: acceptance

On Steps of Blue

The flood of September 2011 in Pennsylvania and neighboring states entered my childhood home uninvited and very unwelcomed. There was no loss of life, but it made quite a mess and disrupted the lives of people I love. Thirty years of hard work making a … Continue reading

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Reflections on Rilke’s First Duino Elegy

“Yes, springtime needed you! The very stars, row on row, sparkled for your attention.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke The First Duino Elegy   Hope I saw the flock of dry leaves tumbling overhead being swept away, and I did notice … Continue reading

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The Faith of Trees

The trees wearing only bare branches Are nonetheless clothed in their winter best. And we in our finery hide away From the beating of winter’s cold. Behind warm cotton and fleece, Mittens, hats and scarves We brace for battle. But … Continue reading

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Accepting The Apple

“And walk among long dappled grass And pluck til time and times are done The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.” ~ W. B. Yeats  ‘The Story of Wandering Aengus’ A faint blush, delicate streaks … Continue reading

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