Wild Thoughts

Original poetry to inspire you to Live Wild.

Poetry is a natural form of writing for me.  For 10 years I wrote a new Wild Thought every Wednesday. They’ve shifted to monthly poems now, but every time I write one, I better remember who I am.

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Solstice Blessing

Solstice Blessing

By Wild Thoughts

There is a pause now
this quiet Solstice time
before light slowly lengthens.

The temptation, to count the days.
To hold our breath
until daylight stretches into evening
early morning forcing back the darkness.

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

By Wild Thoughts

For the peace and promise of a sunrise.
The quickening of breath that comes
when we take in the beauty of our surroundings.

For the mystery and humility
of daring to see how we are all connected.

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Unseasonable

Unseasonable.

By Wild Thoughts

That’s what they call it.
When we in the north
find ourselves in shirt sleeves in November.
It feels like borrowed time.
A chance to finish up fall chores
that we thought would be missed.

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On Seeking

On Seeking

By Wild Thoughts

Much of the time
we find what we are looking for–
be that keys or trouble
or some form of our heart’s desire.

It’s not news that what we turn our attention toward
ultimately gets our attention.

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TuuWeh Digging

On the lost art of reveling

By Wild Thoughts

Reveling is a lost art–
it’s gratitude’s crazy old auntie,
who is someone I definitely want
to greet at the door with a big hug,
share a piece of cake with lots of frosting,
then go outside and make snow angels together!

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