Mother to Son by Langston Hughes

Image from uis.edu           LISTEN Well, son, I’ll tell you: Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. It’s had tacks in it, And splinters, And boards torn up, And places with no carpet on the floor— Bare. But all the time I’se been a-climbin’ on, And reachin’ landin’s, And turnin’ corners, … Continue reading

One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

Image from cricket365.com         LISTEN The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster, Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent. The art of losing isn’t hard to … Continue reading

This too shall pass by Helen Steiner Rice

Image from lovebearsallthings-lovethemsteiff.blogspot.com           LISTEN If I can endure for this minute Whatever is happening to me, No matter how heavy my heart is Or how dark the moment may be If I can remain calm and quiet With all the world crashing about me, Secure in the knowledge God loves … Continue reading

Thought for today: Month 6

Image by mterraza on SXC.hu DIE ALIVE Thought for today Day 1   THINK FIRST Thought for today Day 2   WISDOM Thought for today Day 3   MAKE UP Thought for today Day 4   HONESTY AND CLARITY Thought for today Day 5   COURAGE Thought for today Day 6   CREATIVITY Thought for … Continue reading

Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

Image from mayaangelou.com LISTEN Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl … Continue reading

Fairies by Francis Ledwidge

Image from slanetimes.com         LISTEN Maiden-poet, come with me To the heaped up cairn of Maeve, And there we’ll dance a fairy dance Upon a fairy’s grave. In and out among the trees, Filling all the night with sound, The morning, strung upon her star, Shall chase us round and round. What are … Continue reading

She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron

Image from myweb.tiscali.co.uk LISTEN She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies, And all that’s best of dark and bright Meets in her aspect and her eyes; Thus mellow’d to that tender light Which Heaven to gaudy day denies. One shade the more, one ray the less, Had half impair’d the … Continue reading

My Name is Love by Mary Hession

Image from 123greetings.com         LISTEN The more you learn The more you grow The more you become aware And as you do You open more Then consciously do share You know within the Truth of All For All Is Who You Are Love resides Within your heart No need to seek afar For … Continue reading