Atlantic Beadlet Anemone #poetry

I found jewels in a barnacled crevicewithin the cracked rocks on Cullercoats beachteetering close to the pools like a novicesaltwater gems within reach I found gold in the liminal lightspacein the little-boy-blue of your eyesin the smile on my son’s cherubic facein the sea with its pull, with its sighs I found peace in the... Continue Reading →

What Bright Darkness? #poetry #earthweal

What bright darkness gleams atop the oil slick, lights with quartzite glintsthe cut coal seam? What sacred oozes from the bowels of the earth make men richer, turn their hearts to pitchand light the sky on fire? What green rivers of covetousness flow through politicians' pockets, line their tailored suits, close seamssealing their lips forevermore? So when... Continue Reading →

3 Years Sober #poetry #haiku

Getting to know meplumbing the depths of this heartcoming up lighter Full of gratitude that this day, three whole years ago, I gave up alcohol. I have never given up on myself since. Wishing everyone a beautiful Sunday. Ingrid Enjoying the sober life! More tales of recovery and resilience. Available now!

The Uncaged Heart

Rattling the rugged ribs of prison-bonedefibrillated rhythm: free at lastthe uncaged heart begins to beat again Outside of time, and care, and conventionslow, steady at the outset, growing fastrattling the rugged ribs of prison-bone It skips, in love, entranced yet never chainedwith unhealthy demands, as in the pastthe uncaged heart begins to beat again Its... Continue Reading →

Wall of Wounds I Healed!

I was delighted to receive these contributor photos via Twitter/Instagram. The above collage features the following contributors (clockwise, from L-R): Me; Cindy Georgakas; Jude Gorini; C.Jean Downer; IA McCleery; Gabriela Marie Milton; Virginia Mateias; Enola Ton; Ali Olsen; Michele Lee Sefton; Lisa Walker; Nick Reeves; Tracy Shawn; Swarn Gill. It is wonderful to see people... Continue Reading →

Birdsong #poetry

Every day, I waken to birdsong:sometimes the lark and thrush, sweet twitteringor the sparrow and the chaffinch, cheerful chatteringor the rook, cawing in raucous symphony:signature calls, all poetry to me Your touch draws out a different kind of birdsonglow moaning, from a hollow deep in metransformed through love into a holy plainsongwhere never sin, nor... Continue Reading →

Of Promise.

"Not favoured spots alone, but the whole earth,The beauty wore of promise" - William Wordsworth It isn’t a hard roadgracefully, it curves upwardaway from all the would-be caresof this tired new worldback to the old, forgotten things:tree and mountain flower and streamopen common ground.True, there are pitfalls:abandoned mine shaftsbut these have been cairned, carefully by those who... Continue Reading →

I. Wilson #poetry

I took his namewore it a whiletill it no longer suited me:which time I tried on a new grace and stylearrayed with poise,and quiet dignity knowing that those who see my lightwould not seek to diminish me I will my song be heard by those attunedto hear the music in this well-healed wound © 2022 All... Continue Reading →

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