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In The Name Of Love

When we allow time to become more linear than transparent Our dreams are filled more with doubt and worry That something precious might change for the worse or become shallow Deep into the now moment feelings and...

UMBILICUS: AFTER A PAINTING BY BRITT POSMER

A net cannot catch water - the mind cannot hold who you are. When blackness murmurs with light do you need to inhale? The moon only appears to hang on a plum branch. Let your next breath be an effervescence of...

Ocean View: Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ocean View Thursday, August 5, 2010 By Jude Rittenhouse Along with no television, we also chose not to have air conditioning when we moved here a dozen years ago. In the past, that has meant enduring a...

What Children Know of Immortality

In a January news release from Boston University, Barbara Moran writes of a study led by Natalie Emmons that examined children’s beliefs about immortality. All of the children in the study claimed they could remember...

The Math of Love

I was sitting at my kitchen table and was annoyed when I heard the knock on the door because I was playing a computer game I had nearly won. I opened the front door...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Eleven

From Bareback Alchemy: http://melissastuddard.blogspot.com/2012/05/mnemosyne-weekly-poem-eleven.html Lucille Clifton cutting greens I've been just nuts about this poem ever since the first time I read it. The "kissmaking hand," the kitchen twisting "dark on its spine"--what a mythic image Clifton...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Thirty-Five (Millay)

Nana Édouard Manet Oil on Canvas, 1877 This week's poem, "First Fig," by the ever clever Edna St. Vincent Millay, is quite different from the other short poems I've memorized in that the others have had a...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Seventeen (Sappho)

  Sappho Willis Barnstone I was overcome by a wild sort of joy earlier in the week when I realized that if I ever get stranded on an island or out at sea without (God forbid) any...

Soul-Making In A Garden

Linda Swanberg 2815 Old Fort Rd., Apt. 215 Missoula, MT 59804 (406) 493-0240 linda@snowisthemountain.com      SOUL-MAKING IN A GARDEN                                                                     i.   My path toward wholeness began in a garden. Feelings of isolation from the world lessened as...

A Mixed Lineage

This past weekend I meditated with Susan Piver as I participated in her Open Heart Project Virtual Retreat (susanpiver.com). Susan is a terrific meditation teacher, and I have been using her beautifully-voiced instructions in...