Sunday’s Week in ReVerse – 2 June 2019

Today’s ReVerse is so beautiful! It truly captures moments of sublime presence from this past week. I must be getting better at savoring the moments, for having noticed all this!

The world is a troubled, complicated place, but for the constancy of nature. From dawn’s first sparkle and the happy trill of birdsong, to dusk’s gentle fading into night, there are moments of beautiful constancy, reminding us that this, all this, the stuff of life, is worth cherishing, fighting for from our first breath to our last. Some among us, true patriots, gave all for the rights and freedom of the many. We remembered them this week here in the US even while reeling from the horror of yet another mass shooting (gentle blessings to the families of the 14 souls lost in Virginia Beach…), a fresh crop of lies from our president and his ilk, fresh revelations of inhumane treatment of families at our border, bodies crammed in too tight quarters, treated as criminals rather that the desperate refugees that they are, the growing assault on women’s rights, and the rumblings of the “I” word, impeachment…finally. These sad realities did not escape me, but each day there was this too: flowers in bloom, birds nesting with glorious gaping beaks to fill, sunrises and sunsets. I am grateful for each moment that begged my attention to remind me that the greatest gift in this life is life itself. And that all life really requires of me is to be. That is enough, more than enough.

Have a wonderful day being you. And if you forget who that is, take a moment to breathe, noticing the life that hums around you. It will remind you of everything you need to know.

Sunday’s Week in ReVerse – 2 June 2019

she clings to petals, pod swollen with seed
remember freedom is worth fighting for
so someone could dream of flowers
look at this beauty
the earth reminds me whispering… “just be”
in solitary reverie she blooms
blossoms…perfection in miniature
words fill the quiet space betwixt between


A ReVerse poem is a summary poem with a single line lifted from each entry of a collection of work over a particular timeframe and re-penned in chronological order as a new poem. Unlike a collaborative poem, the ReVerse features the words of one writer, providing a glimpse into their thoughts over time. I use it as a review of the previous week.

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