Autumn Movement by Carl Sandburg

I first read this poem in the fall of 2014. The first line struck me so completely, I didn’t even need the rest of the poem. Profound.     I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts. The field of cornflower yellow is a scarf at the...

Something to Memorize when Things are Tough

I saw this and felt it was so peaceful and worth sharing.  I don’t know if it’s technically a poem (what *does* make something technically a poem, anyhow?), or perhaps it is a “meditation.”  Either way, it’s lovely and I wanted to share...

Poetry Sunday: Hold Fast Your Dreams

Hold Fast Your Dreams by Louise Driscoll Hold fast your dreams! Within your heart Keep one still, secret spot Where dreams may go, And sheltered so, May thrive and grow– Where doubt and fear are not. Oh, keep a place apart Within your heart, For little dreams to...

Poetry from Rod McKuen

Back when I was in high school, I somehow discovered my mom’s collection of Rod McKuen poetry.  She shared her books with me, and his beautiful words got into my heart and mind and never left.   Over the years I’ve gathered up a few more of his books...