A Winter Twilight by Angelina Weld Grimké

Winter is a time for poetry A Winter Twilight” by Angelina Weld Grimké was published in 1923. The poem is about the beauty of a wintry evening and the power of nature. It is a didactic poem that speaks to the mysteries of the natural world and the inevitability of transitions as the scene movesContinue reading “A Winter Twilight by Angelina Weld Grimké”

A Walk in Winter with Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson reminds us that hope sheds light in dark places. Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘Hope’ is a beautiful reminder of the enduring capacity for hope that resides within us all. The poem speaks of hope as a bird, soaring through the sky despite the storms that surround it during flight.  Emily Dickinson’s poetic words encourageContinue reading “A Walk in Winter with Emily Dickinson”

My Zen Moment – Winter & Spring

Winter and spring come together on the vernal equinox to connect our world. I feel the gentle touch of spring even as winter continues to be in season. The snowdrop has arrived, the winter wind has softened, and the sun is moving toward the vernal equinox that will come one month from today at preciselyContinue reading “My Zen Moment – Winter & Spring”

Sarah’s Gift

My sister, Sarah, and I receive the same “Poem-A-Day e-mail, which is a great way to start to a new day. On New Year’s Eve, I received a text from Sarah alerting me to a poem that had come to her inbox. The poem had arrived a few days before Sarah’s text. With our recentContinue reading “Sarah’s Gift”

Sunday Evening Reflection with Mary Jo Malo

  Tonight, as I look out into my city that is embracing the night, I feel a sense of solidarity that comes from the lights that shine in the darkness.  In a time of uncertainty, we continue to meet challenges together, as a community.  In the darkness, there is light. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe onceContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection with Mary Jo Malo”

Sunday Evening Reflection – Canada in Winter

Canadian winters are legendary.  Think Snowmageddon St. John’s Newfoundland this past weekend and Edmonton, Alberta’s coldest morning of this century: Wednesday morning (January 15, 2020) when the temperature set a record  of – 37.8 degrees Celsius.  I grew up in Northern Manitoba where the average temperature in January is considered “severely cold.”  So, when VancouverContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection – Canada in Winter”