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…as if I’d dreamed the tea cup, but found it first and remembered the dream in my own fancy when I received it and picked it up in my hands and looked… The design is just what I would wish…Green I often turn to and admire, green that feels like new sprouts and grass and…… Continue reading …*

An Indelible Online Poetry Reading: Connection & Disconnection in The Ikea Age

so much blush these evenings & more this morning with the moon too 😘🌕 I attended Indelible Evenings as a guest on Wed. 11/17/21, an online reading hosted in Dubai that goes along with Indelible magazine in which two of my poems from my third book in progress will be published. Roula Maria-Dib is the…… Continue reading An Indelible Online Poetry Reading: Connection & Disconnection in The Ikea Age

A Flower I Would Have Dreamed

I didn’t even have to steal this flower; I found it fallen upon my path yesterday morning after I’d written my first post of the new series. I noticed its color when I saw it so lively upon the asphalt concrete: warm rose blended with violet and amethyst, my most desired color pink for a…… Continue reading A Flower I Would Have Dreamed

In Which I Actually Answer A Question or Two

from 10/5/21 Bringing lost posts back out of revision This Sunday evening before bed, Peeko looking at me, noting I look well, paw reaching with compassion, his job accomplished! Have you heard of Japan’s ’lucky cat’ figurines? I think I have a real one here. He does this gesture often now, but will have a…… Continue reading In Which I Actually Answer A Question or Two

Tea Ceremony at Wind in the Pines

July 30, 2012 It was a drizzly Sunday afternoon when Dan and I arrived at the Shofuan “Wind in The Pines” tea hut.  We sat on the backless chairs with “beginners’ mind;” we had never been to a tea ceremony before, and as light rain fell, we enjoyed the empty hut before us, which had…… Continue reading Tea Ceremony at Wind in the Pines