If there is nothing so lovely as a tree, what, in idle moments, Does a tree gaze upon for pleasure? The bird, yellow and daft? The squirrel, dancing from trunk to branch, a ballerina on the bark? Modesty, Mommy Nature says, is our greatest virtue. Recognize how small and insignificant your roots and branches and...
- Hope Rekindled
This past week has given us more hope for our diseased republic than any other time in 50+ years of paying attention. Observing and participating in a long-overdue peaceful uprising, occupying the streets, feeling the righteous energy of people of all ages, colors, faiths, and wealth (or lack thereof), has…
- Source Notes: Seventh Decade
Orginally posted on June 08, 2021
The latest poetry collection from prolific author Heather Tosteson, Source Notes: Seventh Decade, is one of those treasured books one finishes and begins to read again. At turns searching and assured, troubled and contented, the poems here range from the deeply personal — including terrible trauma and recovery — to the universally felt. Ostensibly a meditation...