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Motivations

Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

On Wildness

A few nights ago in the dreamtime, James and I were in the forest sitting at the top of a slide. A deep, narrow ravine was quite near and a pair of huge red wolves were running along its far side. They…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

The Loss of a Foremother

Today I sing for Carolee Schneeman, the glorious, ferociously incarnate, brilliant artist, who has left her body at the age of 79. "I guess my best advice is this: Be stubborn and persist, and trust yourself on what you love. You have…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

blessing the boats

blessing the boats BY LUCILLE CLIFTON (at St. Mary's) may the tide that is entering even now the lip of our understanding carry you out beyond the face of fear may you kiss the wind then turn from it certain that it…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

The Garden of the Mind

I've had the habit of hanging words to cultivate myself for as long as I can remember. The world is full of messages that are designed to sculpt our thoughts and desires. I like to counter the capitalist agenda by holding onto…

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James
James

Get Free?

Walking back to my office from lunch with the team, Daniel elbows me and with his irrepressible grin points at the license plate of what he does not yet know is my car. "Do you think that guy is a Buddhist…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

The Nature of Existence: a Letter upon Love or Why ONE is Tattooed on my Wrist

One of my students, following the end of a romantic relationship, found themselves feeling horribly about themselves as well as heartbroken. Beloved friend, I once had a breakup that left my self-esteem feeling tattered in a way that was unfamiliar and surprising…

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Kristie Dahlia
Kristie Dahlia

Upon Awakening

I have written this poem before. May I write this poem again; it is worthy every time: the orchid blossoms are opening.…

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