Posts Tagged With: learning

Highs and Lows

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Finding highs

in my lows

Where is the learning

growing  edge

from the hard places

in my life?

What is pushing up

from the dark

clotted earth

to the light of the sun?

Where is the true

beautiful self

sloughing off

the grave-clothes?

(c) 2018 Julie Clark

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Something New

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(This poem is dedicated to the Arts Team at the Seattle Vineyard)

Learning

something new today

Thank you

for inviting

prodding

just a little

to get me started

to whet my appetite

that perhaps

I could

create something

beautiful

with my hands

with the help of

paint and canvas

paper and scissors

 

You could have

kept your talents hidden

or only allowed

the professionals

to join the fun

instead you threw the doors

open and

invited us all in

to join

the joy

of creating something

beautiful

 

I think

there are many

budding artists, singers

musicians, writers

etc.

out there that only

need the nudge of

encouragement

and invitation

to get started

on opening up

new streams

of joy in

their lives.

 

© 2016 Julie Clark

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More Borderlands

I am finding the borderlands here.

The place I came from and call home, where I have never been a foreigner, so my passport tells me.

Even though I am an introvert, I really love this place of getting to know others who are different from myself, once I get past my shyness.

Pressing out beyond the familiar helps me keep growing, learning and loving.

Last month at the Bosnian Mosque on the Day of Remembrance, I could remember with my neighbors and help just a little to carry their burden.

The Arab young men my husband works with have been a delight.

Who would have thought that one of them knew how to make raspberry cheesecake!

Yet, I have known for a long time that this is not my true home.

My heart tells me there is so much more beyond this land I see.

Because daily I am there at the borderlands of heaven and earth,

Every time I pray.

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