Poems & Prayers

This page is for beauty and inspiration – poems, prayers and quotes that bring guidance, joy and peace. It can also be a place to share sutras, chants and verses that we find meaningful and uplifting. I look forward to sharing some of my favorites with you and reading your contributions. Just add your inspirational passage as a comment below, and I will add it to this page.


4 Responses to Poems & Prayers

  1. Fear is the cheapest room in the house
    I would like to see you living

    In better conditions,
    For your mother and my mother
    Were friends.

    I know the Innkeeper
    In this part of the universe.
    Get some rest tonight,
    Come to my verse again tomorrow.
    We’ll go speak to the Friend together.
    I should not make any promises right now,
    But I know if you
    Somewhere in this world—
    Something good will happen…. 


  2. I used to live in
    A cramped house with confusion
    And pain.

    But then I met the Friend
    And started getting drunk
    And singing all

    Confusion and pain
    Started acting nasty,
    Making threats,
    With talk like this,

    “If you don’t stop ‘that’—
    All that fun–

    We’re Leaving.”

    Even after all this time
    The sun never says to the earth,
    “You owe Me.”

    Look what happens
    with a love like that,
    It lights the Whole Sky.


  3. kathy weiss says:

    Hi, Karen (and Cliff) – thanks for sharing your healing journey in the blog. I trust you are continuing to feel stronger. This is a recent meditation mantra I use:
    Relax the mind
    Open the heart
    Allow more space in the body (or healing)
    Invite stillness
    Welcome peace

    With a grateful heart, Kathy

  4. Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
    There is a field.
    I’ll meet you there.
    When the soul lies down in that grass,
    The world is too full to talk about.
    Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
    doesn’t make any sense.

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