“We live our own unique odyssey; graceful, awkward, refined, robust, dramatic, reflective as a river that flows through many landscapes of sunlight and darkness. We develop tools that form to our hands, worn down in a particular way so that getting our foot in the door of the poem becomes as easy as opening a well used gate. And from this place, like the hiker equipped for expedition, the demands of the poem or whatever is our art. Though we cannot be sure we will come out alive, it is the art by which we choose to live, by which we interpret the universe.”
The Corona Moon
She hangs in the mist
A golden province
close to the planet
like an involved ghost.
As if to say, I know your struggle
I am at your star lit door,
nudged by creation to visit the sick.
She is floating above a far continent
patrolling distant nights
while we are planting cosmos
and returns not a minute early or late
as you head along the sea front
with your dog, asking yourself
could she be more than
the glory we nightly revere
that once gazed into my cradle?
Could she be forever traveling
across my heart so when I
take that final leap, into the
Will she receive my falling like a golden
Madonna and I let go into her beauty,
God knows how I'll face that moment,
within her luminous sovereignty
after long dread my
death simple and wonderful.
Poem for the Month
In days of isolation You climb a few steps to your pulpit in the pig pen of your mind
your own brand of damnation your own pattern of hope.
In these times
the planet has a small
chance to breath, to pause
to heal her wounds
as new winds clean the oceans.
History will document
many were sacrificed,
brought to their knees,
A vulnerable softening
in the faces of achievers
Markets shifted from
acquisition to compassion.
workshops set up where love minted
warehouses love stockpiled.
everyone will say;
consciousness took a great and mighty leap.
Nobody was left behind
The historic tide turned mankind
towards beauty and the feast of the invisible.
“Judith Adams writes with a highly tuned sensibility. She lets paradox Be -- even with the little things. It is a rare artist who can quietly define and celebrate the emerging spirit of our day. With her strong clear vision and a light touch, downy words seem to drift and settle into the heart, bringing this spirit through for all of us.
– JERRY WENNSTROM
Author of “The Inspired heart”
The Poetic Apothecary every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 2.00 p.m. To zoom in go to Healing Circles Langley website: https://healingcircleslangley.org/
Poetry Reading every Friday at 2.00 p.m. To zoom in go to https://healingcircleslangley.org/
All Cancelled until further notice:
April 8th at Lakewood State Hospital, Lakewood.
Book this Talk 2019 - 2020
The Poetic Apothecary: Poems for Healing and Comfort
Just as a cup of tea can settle and soothe us, the right poem at the right time can be a powerful sustaining remedy.
Poet and performer Judith Adams explores poetry’s
restorative powers by reciting and exploring poems that help us understand grief, fear, sadness, loss, and much more.
By sharing her love of poetry, Adams encourages audiences to share poems that have deeply touched their lives and discusses how writing poetry can be a potent medicine for us all.
To book this talk contact Humanities Washington
Hannah Schwendeman 206 682 1770 x102