From Browning to Nin: Evolving the Soul
You needn’t be a poet or a lover of poetry to know that words have power.
Power to inspire hope, dreams, creation.
Perhaps you’re a born romantic. You feel the life and emotion of another’s pain or pleasure expressed within their word.
As a teen I fell in love with Elizabeth Barrett Browning. My poet’s heart felt deeply for her pain and longing in the classic, “How Do I Love Thee?”
Life experience soon brought other teachers. The mystical work of William Blake and Kahlil Gibran reflect shifts in the energy of life I was experiencing, opening a world of that unseen by the ordinary.
(As a Fringe Dweller, I was far from ordinary…)
Our favorite storytellers speak to us. To the familiar, and to the life we long for.
Words, sounds that speak to our soul’s truth. The one truth that eludes many: All the Universe is inside us. We are the same, yet different...
The outside world, “reality,” is but a mirror of the world that lies within us.
Poetry echoes the soul’s needs, its desires. And often the darkness of the mind’s fears. For words that touch the page also touch the soul,
with the power to inspire life or to end it.
Every word, every poem, lives in my heart where its essence lingers. Eventually igniting a passion, a resolution, a final acceptance.
As my soul evolves I am once again awakened to soulfully express the words of Anais Nin,
“And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Evolve your soul, discover how far you can go…