Time Out!

Today was one of those “reactive” days. I felt agitated from the start and pressures at work did not help. Instead of digging my heels deeper into getting the necessary work done, I decided that I needed to reconnect with nature more. So, I used my lunch break to go to a nearby park that holds fond memories of days spent there with my kids.

I sat under my favorite tree, breathed into my surroundings and this poem is what emerged as gift from the Fae and Mother Earth…


Rest on the ground
Roots deep into the earth.


Anchor your Soul

So your Spirit may fly…..

I smell the soil dampened
By early Summer’s rains.

I see the green of leaf
And leaves radiant in
Their technocolor palette.


I feel the spiraling wind
Caressing skin that softens
Into relaxed repose.

I hear the call of
Bird and insect adding
Harmonious melody to the
Drone of nearby highway.

I taste the nourishing
Peace of surrender and
The healing of Mother
Earth’s living touch.


The memory of day’s work
And tension’s rising are
Now distant and claiming
No hold in the calm of
This lunch time retreat.

The voracious hunger for
Earth’s bounty of grounding
And serenity now satisfied.