Poetry changes lives. Poems whisper and shout about what we know, have forgotten and want to be reminded of.

Poems return us to stillness. Stir us to action. Nourish us when we feel depleted. Moisten the heart when we feel dry. Delight. Strengthen. Reflect. Poems stun in their precision, as the poet bears witness.

Poems are lifelong companions, gifts from soul to soul.

I have been posting some beloved poems on the HARVESTING LOVE blog. To give the poems one place—and to invite readers to share their own favorites—I have created this section of the website as a sacred container for poems we love.

Come and come again to savor these poems. And please share with me, poems that move you, whether to laugh, cry or to be refreshed by a perspective that causes you to pause.


Yours in the joy of creating—and the joy of relishing creation in the form of poetry,


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