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IN A HEART-SHAPED LAGOON by Anita Neilson

In a Heart-Shaped Lagoon


“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”  Aristotle
The pull of the moon lures me into the heart-shaped lagoon: magical gateway  to the realm within. Stars of many colours gravitate around me and crystal-tinged moonbeams ignite and surround me in this baptism of light. Releasing her symphony  of earthly rays; her ethereal beauty  leads me astray. Yet I find myself  in this lost lagoon as stroke after stroke I swim in tune with the waters. Twirling with delight I ascend a cascade of lyrical light. Merging with peace witnessing such joy bathing in Her eternal seas of grace. ~ (This poem comes from Anita's recently released book,Rose Petals Floating Downstream, a collection of spiritual poetry to uplift the soul.  Centering around 4 main themes: the natural world, the play of life, transformation and prayer/supplication, it echoes the spiritual journey from outer to inner.  For more information, visit: Rose Petals PaperbackorRose Petals eBook.)
Anita Neilson is a Writer, Spiritua…

SLOW EVEN BREATH by Danielle Kreps

Slow Even Breath

Walking along a wooded path
In soft evening light
Breathing in the rich scent of Mother Earth
Space for the Sacred begins to open within

The slow even breath of forest life spiralling into body and memory
Calling to my ancient wise one who patiently tends the fires of Spirit
Connected with this deeper fullness
With light streaming in soft rays through the trees
With the rise and fall of Mother Earth’s breath
Purpose falls away and I am graced with
The simple beauty of Being



Danielle Kreps is a Plant Spirit Healing Practitioner, Flower Essence Maker, and Teacher in the Kingston, Ontario region. Writing, wild crafting Flower Essences, and connecting with and singing the spirit songs of the Divine Feminine, Mother Earth, and her Plant  Allies are just a few of her passions. You can learn more about Danielle at her website www.wysdomtree.com.

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AUTUMN by Nannette Schweig Hoffman

AUTUMN

Lazy on the trees
balanced in the sunbathed air
flowing over grass
like memory-

soft gusts of chill and sweetness
mix her palette
painting sky crisp
circled in clouds to offset
the warmth:
yellow, orange, red-

one clap of her powerful hands
washes millions of leaves
onto upturned faces;
overburdened,
who glance-
minutes here, minutes there-
not much time to spare,
to catch something of her
indifference.


Nannette Schweig Hoffman: Nannette was a fine artist, teacher and poet, who passed away on December 9, 2010 at the age of 81. She was a native of New York City and had lived in the D.C area for 40 years before moving to Virginia in 2002. Nannette received her B.A from Hofstra University, her M.A in English from Georgetown University, and was a Master Copyist of Fine Art at the National Gallery of Art in D.C. She loved children and had one son, two daughters and four grandchildren. (Her daughter-in-law hosts this site) It was Nannette’s passion to inspire others to nourish their c…