Tag Archives: Tomas Transtromer

National Poetry Month – Poets On Poetry # 1 – Tomas Transtromer 1931 – 2015

  from Morning Birds Fantastic to feel how my poem grows while I myself shrink. It is growing, it takes my place. It pushes me out of its way. It throws me out of the nest. Tomas Transtomer, Trans. Gunnar Harding and Frederic Will from Selected Poems 1954-1986 – Ed. Robert Hass, The Ecco Press, 1987 […]

Poetry As A Spiritual Practice – Aching For The Roof

I am a hole in a flute that the Christ’s breath moves through listen to this music Shams-ud-din Muhammad Hafiz (1320-1389) from Love Poems from God, trans. Daniel Ladinsky, Penguin 2002 The Sufi poet Hafiz, in his poem above  reminds me I am more than just a physical creature; the breath of the divine moves […]

Spells Against Loneliness – Part One

Spring has been a missing person these past few weeks. And in its place the damp chill weather here on Vancouver Island has invited loneliness. The image that captures this loneliness for me is a tree –stripped of leaves and bare. That image stares back at me from all directions these days. And the dark, […]