Sep 29, 2023

During our annual Women’s Wellness retreat, our feature presenter, Dr. Heather Alexander, shared a few poignant poems and we’re passing one onto you today. Poetry can enrich our spiritual wellness in many ways and we invite you to consider the upcoming “Poetry, Faith, and Mystery” retreat on October 20 with Dr. Barry Casey too (click here for more information). May today’s poem provide a visual guide to help you focus, provide peace and help you to open up to receive the Spirit today.

Clearing, by Martha Postlethwaitepoem for peace


Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
Instead, create
a clearing
in the dense forest
of your life
and wait there
until the song
that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know
how to give yourself
to this world
so worthy of rescue.