Beginner’s Mind Spirit of breath and practice, holy mystery of movement and stillness, grant me the discipline to just sit here, though the old fires still burn in me. Grant me the wisdom to remain plainspoken at the doorstep of the mind’s entanglements. Let… Continue Reading “Beginner’s Mind”
SOLD OUT! ~ Need a little nature and poetry on your wall for the new year? You’ll find them both in this colorful calendar, featuring quotes from my recent poetry collection How To Carry Soup (Homebound Publications). Want to see samples? Simply scroll down… Continue Reading “SOLD OUT! C.M. Rivers 2021 Poetry Calendars”
Excerpt from The Good News, a poem from my collection How To Carry Soup (Homebound Publications, 2020).
“The point is that he had – as we all do in given measures – an unknowable wildness.”
By day, a daydream ponderer who never gets her fill – by night, a barefoot wanderer who’s wandering still. With the bamboo wind and a golden rain-tree, what a lucky pilgrim she shall be.
It was one of those days when the movie of your life should have won an Academy award for best screenplay. The twists and turns knocked everyone out, the plot was as tight as high-end waterproof luggage, and the soundtrack matched how everyone felt… Continue Reading “These Particular Blues”
You must not complain about dust. Dust becomes cloud becomes rain becomes forest becomes life, so you must not complain about dust as you wipe it from a table, books, shelves. May there be an empty space in the palm of my hand, where… Continue Reading “Dear Diary”
“Now we return to the lily”
Turn over the stone of what is not true to discover what is possible…