Over many decades, I’ve written poems when there was no other way to express my experience.  You can find many of them in my online Library here.

It is a Wondrous Thing

When I sat down to write Restoring Sanity, I was given this as the opening line.  I was both shocked and intrigued—such a new voice for me!  As I explored our work as a gift we offer, I not only discovered this voice, but now am certain that we need to approach everything we do as gifts that bring joy and possibility to our relationships.

In this reading, I am accompanied on the handpan by the very talented musician Gary Muszynski.  September 2023.

I Want to Be a Ukrainian.

May 2023

I wrote this poem in 2005 in honor of the Orange Revolution in 2004, when Ukrainians refused to accept the results of an election later declared to be fraudulant by their Supreme Court. This marked the beginning of years of protest against Russian interference. In May 2023, I was asked for permission to have the poem read at the graduation of the International School in Kiev The graduation ceremony took place in Warsaw Poland (where the Kiev school relocated until June ’23), at the Museum commemorating the experience of Polish Jews. I recorded this for their ceremony, and feel this was one of the greatest honors possible for me.

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