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"Awake my dear

Be kind to your sleeping heart

Take it out

Into the vast fields of light

And let it breathe."

-Hafiz

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Welcome!

I have created this website for you to find a resource of poetry, art and inspiration based on the seasonal world. Here I have gathered words of wisdom to help us navigate changing times and I share with you some of my favorites. As we watch the natural world slip in and out of it's garments of winter snow to spring blossom, sunflower to acorn, we find a template for ourselves to witness struggle and resilience.

The website is organized by the seasons, with Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn Studios, each filed with inspirations and glimmerings for you to peruse and ponder. Each season I also send out a newsletter with information about upcoming events and workshops.

 

This month, as winter sets in, I have gathered for you in the Winter Studio, writing and art making ideas, to help navigate these longer nights. You will find the poems, You Darkness, by Rainer Marie Rilke, The Light Will Return by Emma Stow, Billy Collins', Shoveling Snow with Buddha and more to illuminate your evenings by the fire.

From the words of John O'Donohue, in his poem, Bennacht, or Blessing for a New Year,

 

...may a slow

Wind work these words

Of love around you,

An invisible cloak

To mind your life.

 

In gratitude, love and light,

Margaret