All posts tagged Columns 2017

Awkward Orchid, a Poem

Awkward Orchid
You’ve been apprised and advised
It’s up to you, for the chaos to subside
Behold, the goal is yours to achieve

Empty merriment collides with intense intent
Then change happens
Time needed varies, but change happens
The evolving of the Soul

Light glowing and we’re drawn to it
We know our knowledge is so incomplete
Yet the voice of wisdom beckons
“The basics are best.”

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Refreshing Our Knowledge and Skills

We tend to think of school as something we partake in during the early years of our lives. There is preschool, nursery school, kindergarten, primary school, junior high

The Wise, a Poem

You sit around and think. And you realize some of what you thought you knew, you didn’t. You think of the errors you’ve made. At times, it can be tough. Songs play.

Tender Light from Above, a Poem

Tender light from above. Sky light, my light, the heavens smile. A bird flies. The sun shines. We are happy. Happiness from the waves of the ocean and

The Stuff of Creative Change, a Poem

We are jettisoned pods in a bewildering world. We get up and our minds begin to whirl. What is that? What is this? Caught up, we are, in

Tearful Awakening, a Poem

With a chest full of tears for the human condition Reflecting on loss, sin and potential perdition I sit back and hope Am I just wishing? Perhaps, I’d be better off

Create, Why Wait? a Poem

Fistfuls of arugula, hoping to improve circulation and such. Walking and resting and walking again, a tonic for the heart they say. Day in, day out, the need

Bilingual Reading of Women Poets in Pilsen

The third day of the third month, year two thousand and seventeen. A café named “La Catrina” in Pilsen, a neighborhood in lower West Chicago. People

Challenging News, Good Attitude

Frequently in life, we are confronted by challenging news. Consider, for example, going to the doctor and getting diagnosed with a life threatening illness. There is no way

Soft Lights, Soothing Music

We often think of soft lights and soothing music, particularly when paired together, as things pertaining to romance. How often, however, do we consider the sound and lighting

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