About the Poetry

All of the poems in this blog are spirit-inspired. Every word came to me each day for a full year while in deep meditation. I simply wrote what I heard onto a pad of paper in my lap with eyes closed – meaningful, multi-stanza verses in mere minutes. I was unaware of each poem’s theme until I transcribed it later word for word. Each day brought new and wondrous discoveries about the world beyond our five physical senses, incredible wisdom, and messages of hope which I share with you in this blog. The last poems received are displayed below on this page, but the entire collection of 365+ poems are archived here in the left-hand column. You can search by topic or keyword using the search box in the upper left corner. May you find among them just the right message which speaks to your heart.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Poem #182 - Live Only in the Now

Into each life there comes sorrow,
Tears, and pain, and grief.
Your heart it aches for tomorrow,
When you think that you’ll find some relief.

Think not of the future.
Live only in the now.
The present’s all you ever have
But just “to be” you know not how.

Think not of future times
Dwell never in the past.
This moment which you’re living now’s
The only one to last.

If what you’re feeling brings you pain
Take comfort now in knowing,
That everything’s ephemeral
Like a breeze that’s softly blowing.

Just like Fall leaves that flutter past,
Your pain it comes and goes.
And from these passing moments,
Is how each spirit grows.

So feel each moment fully.
Reject not bad nor good.
For all are part of life’s great plan,
And cherish them you should.


  1. "...like Fall leaves that flutter past..." is quite a lovely way to express our "pain as it comes and goes." Powerful, too, is this poem today telling us to "live in the now." I find it is a recurring theme from the Council of Poets and an important concept that seems difficult for all of us to practice. "The present's all you ever have, But just 'to be' you know not how."

    May we all cherish the moment today...

  2. Nice Poem. The theme of living in the now reminds me of Eckhart Tolles book "The power of Now".

    When we live in the present moment our attention becomes more simple and we surrender to how things are in the moment. We find peace and joy in just being.

    As Lois said,"this concept does not always come easily." It takes practice.

    Love the line "everythings ephemeral like a breeze thats softly blowing." Every moment is fleeting and therefore sacred and precious...