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Quote: Issa, Japanese poet and willower

Quote: Issa

Does Issa speak of longing? His tears? Or continuing, despite the tears? I first read these lines a handful of years ago. When I was too attached. Unwilling to go on without— My beautiful boy. I was unable to save him. The smartest doctors in the world were unable to save him. And then, I couldn’t bring him back. […]

Think of the “Like” button as a “Support” button

"Like" Button

Happy stories, sad stories Happy or funny stories compel people to “Like” and “Share” them. Inspirational, uplifting and amusing stories sometimes go viral. That’s the incredible thing about the internet. It can inform, inspire, entertain, and connect us. But, it is counterintuitive to “Like” mournful stories much less “Share” them. Isolating further […]

Day 30, “S”

Poem #30: “S” In a dream a small boy visited me, golden nimbus around his face, lucent white skin and lustrous eyes, green like the Nile. His features captivated me, but I loved his humor the most. His laughs were musical sounds from another place. He stamped smiles and danced with […]

Day 29, “Deaf”

Sam's poem: "Deaf"

Poem #29: “Deaf” By Sam K. (age 9) Some people say noise hurts their head Some people say they wish they were dead all because it’s oh so loud but I am absolutely wowed for I cannot hear a thing not a single jingle or a ring I cannot think of […]

Day 28, “ABC’s”

Poem #28: “ABC’s” Anomalies & Birthdays Cookies & Dogs Earthly Façade Grieving Heart Ideas & Jokes Killdeers & Life Mammoth Nobody Off-and-on Puffy Questions Rabbits, Sages & Teachers Ultramarine Vanishing Waiting… Xeriscaping Yeti Zen ♥

Day 24, “Returning”

Poem #24: “Returning” As a child, I looked When I heard the jingle Of my lost dog’s metal tags Paper phone numbers fading Blowing away I looked Just in case And there she was… Returning Now, I look When I hear the sound Of my lost child’s melting voice Footsteps on […]

Day 23, “Flight”

Dolphin

Poem #23: “Flight” In a dream flying over a black sea dark and cold arctic cold Fast, in sync birds in flight knowing when to turn speed up, slow down together Passing over seals shining switching sides striped dolphins close enough to touch Beluga whales gibbous moons in all their majesty […]

Day 22, “Earth”

World

Poem #22: “Earth” On a bike ride we found a lost ball, a huge plaything cornered by the wind in a drainage ditch. Caked with dirt, we noticed it looked like Earth, A blue marble under the grime. Sam begged to keep it. So we brought it home, hosed it down, […]