Poem of the Month: Landscape by Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver is surely one of America’s favorite poets–a Google search on “Mary Oliver poetry” brings up nearly 2 million pages! In poetry therapy circles, she is one of the most consistently referenced poets for her

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From Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 7: Endings

This morning’s walk was later than usual, though the undertone of chill was still present at 8:30 and I wished I’d had a fleece. I speed-walked the lake trail because I was already late for the office. My thigh muscles and lower back particularly were grateful for the stretch; I

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 6: Remembering

Crown Hill Park is adjacent to Crown Hill Cemetery, a century-old west Denver tradition. Most days, my walks take me in the direction of the mausoleum (euphemistically called the Tower of Memories in the advertising brochure) as it represents my turn-around point. There is a bell tower that chimes the quarter-hour; whenever

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 5: Changes

Season’s change is in the air. Mornings are darker, crispier, more mottled. The angle of the sun as it strikes my third eye is shifting. Grasses are turning pale and dry. Leaves are following, no color yet, but tumbled to the ground by birds or squirrels, making a thin carpet

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 4: Questions

Last month my friend Mary Reynolds Thompson visited Colorado from her home north of San Francisco. She stayed with me for some days. We walked Crown Hill every morning between coffee and breakfast. One morning, we constructed a ritual for the archetypal Forest, one of the landscapes in her book

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Poem of the Month: For a New Beginning, John O’Donohue

I adjourned the poetry therapy intensive on Friday. This poem is one we worked with during the week. It comes from John O’Donohue’s posthumously published book, To Bless the Space Between Us, and it is, like all others in the volume, a blessing poem. Think about a beginning, a fresh

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 3: Poetry

My landscape this week is the beautiful, serene grounds of Loretto Spirituality Center. With my colleagues Susan de Wardt and Linda Barnes, I am teaching a five-day poetry therapy intensive to eleven poetic souls, women who have traveled from all parts of Canada and the US to eat poetry and

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 2: Sunrise

My favorite time for summer walks at Crown Hill is 6:30 a.m., when the fresh new day brings Monet-like nuances of color and depth, the angle of the sun hits my sixth chakra, and I walk directly into the Light. It is my time for prayer and contemplation.

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 1: Walkabout

I live in a tiny, perfectly me-sized condo that I bought exclusively because of its natural amenities. I live happily with not enough closets or electrical outlets, a galley kitchen, and one bathroom because it’s like living inside a little urban park.  Not only do all of

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Poem of the Month: A Spiral Notebook, Ted Kooser

July’s Poem of the Month is inspired by journals– our reason for coming together in community at the Journalverse. Ted Kooser, US Poet Laureate 2004-06, is known for his accessible, folksy wisdom. He once said of his own work , “I write for other people with the hope that I can help

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