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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 becom

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 ) Artist: Marta Orlowska 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 You was published in December 2019.  This is Love was published June 2018. Before that she contributed and co-edited, Hidden Lights: A Collect