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TOTALLY TRUE REFLECTIONS by Sarah Carlson

Totally True Reflections 
As you sit in the stillness, recognize that you know  how to move forward, though the way ahead may be previously unexplored. You know when to pause and breathe, soak in the splendor, contemplate a challenge. You have the ability to read the winds, ride the waves,  paddle strong and steady, adjust the rudder along the way. You have what you need on board, including the freedom  to ask for  and receive help.  You are perfectly human  in your own wonderfully unique way. And, yet there’s a sameness in the flow of connection  to others, to nature, to the Divine. So, go ahead. Sit in that stillness. Let clarity come  in beautiful, crystal clear, totally true reflections. Sit and feel secure in the solid vessel that is you.

Sarah Carlsonhas many pieces to her whole, as most of us do. Those pieces include: mother, teacher, daughter, friend, widow, sister, skier, bicyclist, hiker, coach, drummer, and poet. Sarah lives in the western foothills of Maine where opportunities to make connections amid the…

Many Waters by BethAnne Kapansky Wright

Many Waters 
she is many  waters and oceans,  not all of them  explored 
some can only  be accessed  by moonlight  and grief’s portal- - 
entry  only granted  where love  and loss  meet 

brightest pearls  only formed  when heart  swims sea’s  deep.



(This poem will appear in Revelations of the Sky, comming summer of 2020)




BethAnne Kapansky Wright: I am an Author, Speaker, Psychologist and Intuitive Healer. I specialize in dealing with women's issues, life transitions, trauma, grief work, and finding healing in our relationships, especially our relationship with our self. I am a big believer in authenticity, intuition, the power of love, finding laughter and joy, and learning to be more fully human. My essays and poetry have been published in a variety of publications, and I am the author of the poetry books Cranberry Dusk,Freebird Fridays (November 2016, Golden Dragonfly Press) and the Lamentations of the Sea trilogy. I currently live in Kauai with my soul mate and our fur kids and my beloved mountain…

MARCH by Caroline Mellor

The idea for the opening lines of this poem came when I was standing on a bridge in the rain, looking at a river which had burst its banks after an early spring storm. 

I wondered at how the river, usually little more than a stream, had become an unstoppable force. It made me think about all the efforts people are making around the planet to create positive changes, to build "the most beautiful world our hearts know is possible." (Charles Eisenstein)  

The poem is written in the spirit of honouring the land, the wheel of the year and the dynamic energies of the Spring Equinox, represented by the balance of light and dark, and the qualities of re-emergence, fertility and growth.
Alongside the devastation, so much is changing and emerging in this moment. The poem is both offering and prayer for hope. It is intended as a dream for the world, for the wild places and for future generations. 
Whatever offerings you are making towards a bright future, may they become a river in spring!

YOU ARE LOVED by Carolyn Riker

You Are Loved

Greens graciousness
witnessed the stones
where prairies parted,
lavender as the seas
of tiny humming leaves,
that clearly rang
on naked branches
and gathered me 
a sacred welcome. 

Next to a single tree
who reminded me
how the earth too is invisible,
yet incumbent in its sorcery
as tender roots recited hidden lyrics
passed along a warm spring breeze...

You are love
You are loved
You are loving

(This poem originally appeared in the author's third anthology: My Dear, Love Hasn't Forgotten You, available  here)

Carolyn (Riker) Avalani,M.A., LMHC is a licensed counselor, teacher, writer and poet. Over the last five years she has written for numerous online journals and has been in five anthologies. Her most recent book, My Dear, Love Hasn't Forgotten Youwas published in December 2019. This is Love was published June 2018. Before that she contributed and co-edited, Hidden Lights: A Collection of Truths Not Often Told, which holds 53 artists sharing their stories, poems, art and photog…