This is the standing of rama devi nina in our community - the further right, the more of a Wikinut they are!
Metaphorical blank verse exploring theme threads of mystic spirituality, impermanence and the interior spiritual view. I've used similar nature imagery in many of my poems. Here,I combine them as tangential aspects under the one main metaphor of a Geode.
Article inspired by Ron Finley's garden-graffiti. Ron Finley's extraordinary urban gardens plant seeds of innovative thinking that generate powerful ideas with potential to transform communities and lives across the globe.
Personal vignette on unity. A unique cross-cultural experience.
A short metaphorical Nonet poem about staying balanced and centered in each moment.
This free verse poem stems from glimpses of unqualified unity (via meditation) that cannot be described (only alluded to). Advaita Vedanta is a Sanskrit term that literally means: "The non-dual end of knowledge".
How does faith influence our lives? This personal vignette relates to a compelling experience, born of faith, while living with my Guru, in India. It involves a compelling conversation with a Communist.
This short story explores the power of the mind to transcend challenging circumstances with the resilience of the human spirit. The style combines devices of poetry in prose
This poem focuses on the silver lining in the storm...bearing witness to the fact that catastrophes sometimes bring out the best qualities in people and help to cultivate compassion. For example, I know of people who offered the use of their uptown apartment facilities to those whose ...
Rhymed story in a poem about a whale, a little girl and humanity's need to increase compassion.
A free verse poem with whimsical, modern 'techie' metaphor for the Guru's Grace, which cannot be found by googling! Once again, writing out of the box (something I love to do so much it become my own box).
This is my first venture into the science fiction genre. I wrote this based on a contest prompt asking us to write a story based on artwork. The artwork showed a planet with a red river, a huge moon, and a bunch of structures that looked akin to a space station, with satellite dishes ...
I wrote this short story for a contest prompt which required a story between 700 and 7000 words about a summer cottage rental with a locked door. The following is what my muse conjured (in about one hour).
This collection of poems explores theme threads of Faith and skepticism with poems of various styles, including, senryu, quatrain and triolet.
A reflective essay on the link between science and spirituality, bolstered with fine quotes from a number of great and wise souls.
A pantoum poem in didactic flavor urging us to heed our responsibility as stewards of planet Earth.
Blazing Colorado wildfires not only scorch the land, they torch our concepts of security ignite compassion and nudge awareness to the inner core.
My muse has been sleeping for ages...mostly because I've been traveling and thus have less opportunity for reflective solitude. Recently, I spent time camping in the open in Joshua Tree National Park in the California Desert. The starry desert sky sparked a new poem
This group of sonnets explores a devotional relationship between guru and disciple, and where it ultimately leads.
An acrostic poetic commentary based on a Native American Proverb.
This poetry-essay explores the powerful impact of sacrifices made by Great Inspiring Souls who faced extraordinary circumstances and persevered.
This philosophical free verse poem is an exploration of integrated spirituality--of being fully present in every moment.
I've been contemplating silence lately...so this page uses a combination of prose, music and poetry to explore the spiritual relevance of silence and reflection for every avenue and area of life. Click on links for meditative music videos and journeys through Japanese gardens.
Poetic essay for the New Year, wishing all a wonderful new year (and every new moment as it unfolds). May we bond as a family of compassionate carers cultivating cosmic consciousness.
A poetic essay exploring theme threads relating to global unity, collective karma, global communication, war and peace, and (most-importantly) the interconnectedness of all life. I chose diverse poetic formats: Senryu, Sonnets, Acrostic and Quatrains all laced together on the same iss...
A 'poetic-essay' on the spiritual path. A collection of poetic reflections exploring the path to peace, its goals and stumbling blocks and its ultimate gift of serenity.