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Farmer’s Daughter Nursery

Farmer’s Daughter Nursery

When I took an online course called The Happiness Baseline with Monique Rhodes, one of my favorite features of it was the notion of going on a "date" with yourself. I took myself out to breakfast several times, went on a day trip to Newport, Rhode Island, watched the...

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Ode to Michigan

Ode to Michigan

I traveled to Michigan for a vacation to reconnect with family - some of us still living there and some coming from afar. I was born in Michigan and lived there until I came to the East Coast to finish college. Since the 1980's I have been living on the East Coast but...

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Peace Run Rhode Island August 2020

Peace Run Rhode Island August 2020

I wrote about the Peace Run being a virtual event this year due to Covid and a wonderful surprise changed that here in Rhode Island. We were far enough along in phased reopening to have an actual Peace Run event (no more than 15 people) which included two ceremonies...

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God's Love Tattoo Poem & Drawing by Sharani


How do you make a
God Love Tattoo?
A big, big heart that says
to You only I’m true

God's Hour Poem & Drawing by Sharani


Clocks march forward in a proper straight line
Tick tock certainty that you can spin on a dime
God’s Hour hovers like a mist beyond time
When will I awaken to this reality sublime

Moors & Marshes Poem & Drawing by Sharani

Moors and marshes cattails slight
Nobility climber or swampland plight!
When we choose the high road rather than the low
we rise above the wilderness of the valley of ego

Leap Frog Realization Poem & Drawing by Sharani

Parenthetical places inside my heart
Leap frog realization start
Hollow out the rock
pour down the chime
Bud to bough breakthrough time

Katydid Poem & Drawing by Sharani

The Ladybug smiled at the Katydid
Katy did too hop on one foot
at the Grasshopper Ball last night
And she whirled past the Mayberry Pond
My, what a sight!

Pirouette Poem & Drawing by Sharani

Who knew that life itself could spring up on its toes
like a ballet dancer pirouetting
from illusion darkness into
God’s ever-beckoning love

Pride Poem & Drawing by Sharani

Pride pops up
everything else hides.
Disaster day dawn
bottled with fizz
for a demon drink dry.

Rainbow Poem & Drawing by Sharani

Far down the road
I hear there’s a rainbow
Far down the road
I hear there’s a plan.
When I travel the lifetimes
When I travel the lands
I need an inner peace walking stick
to give me a hand.

God's Magic Hat Poem & Drawing by Sharani

I wish peace could multiply
like rabbits
pulled out of God’s Magic Hat

Hatch and Fly Poem & Drawing by Sharani

Was I a seeker yearning yearning for God’s friendship here on Earth?
Did I even dare to fathom what my life was really worth?
Aspiration realm indeed unconscious then You gave it a new birth
Hear that peeping inside the shell?
My soul is crying to be free
You’re my only incubator trying to help me hatch and fly
I’m your ugly duckling swan chick with the will to try and try