Poems to Use at Work

  If you’re even slightly curious about what poetry brings to business, here are a few of my recent favorites, along with some ideas for how to use them with a team or group.   By Libby: • Diving In • Trust • Just on the Edge     By other favorite poets: • Everything is Waiting for You…

Recurring Images

  I should probably leave the following out of any poems left to write.   Okay, for a year, I’ll leave out the following so that I can begin anew, think fresh thoughts, create something special.   Okay, just one poem. One poem without the following:   pigeons roosting on the roof violins lips mountains…

The Best Poem Ever

  I couldn’t decide on a title. I was working in a form: rhyming triplets. So Robert, the recording engineer said, “the best poem ever,” which was more than ambitious but much better than “untitled.” It’s not the best poem ever, but it is a reminder of the practice of working within a discipline, a…

Mahalo In The Midst Of Sadness

Mahalo   All day long my quiet thoughts. To venture out into drumming storm streets deep, no use for umbrellas. Oahu, I have placed myself on the lip of loneliness again.   I will go out, now, as the teacher said, to be baptized by the rain.   I like the way mahalo sounds, which…

Today I Remember September

  September   Today I remember September: The dust rising up as we walked, Sometimes alone, sometimes in pairs, Travelers all, from far-flung continents, pilgrims on this particular journey. Each day like a dream, one after the other unfolding.   It’s true then, you never know how something will change you, only that it will….

Let Me Be Able For This

    …Which is why I rise early in the pre-dawn before anyone, or anything can tell me otherwise, and I send this wish out on quiet consonants, over rooftops, the mountains in the distance, pink with hope and honor. Let me be able for this… – Excerpt from ‘Somehow’ from Somehow: New and Selected…