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.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Poem #278 - Words

This one, a direct and very clear answer to a friend's request for guidance from the spirit world ...

Watch your words like a hawk.
Do you whisper or squawk?
Sometimes others can miss
And sense a venomous hiss.
When what you said came from pain
And in your voice did remain
A taste of your hurt.

Choose your words with great care.
Others may not hear what is there.
Hear your voice through their ears.
Do they hear rancor or tears?

The written word is quite tricky.
So you must be a bit picky,
Pairing words which impart
That you speak from the heart.

You may know that your mind
Means only to be kind
But this does not always convey
In the true words that you say.

Stop yourself ‘fore you write
Make your prose clear and tight
Then give it a test:
Did my heart say it best?


  1. The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
    Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
    Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
    Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it
    -- Omar Khayyam

  2. This poem brings memories of teaching "tone" in literature and writing during my days as a public school teacher. A message can be easily misunderstood if word choice and tone are not coming from the heart. The key for me is the last line, "Did my heart say it best?"

    May I "speak from the heart" today and always...

  3. "Did my heart say it best?" Thats nice...

    When we create a wall, love does not flow through. Let there be no edges to our loving,as we open our hearts and mind...

    I really like what Songmellow wrote as well as Lois Anne...

  4. What a blessing for us to have these poems each day. I always appreciate your comments, too, Jennifer...so thoughtful and reflective.

  5. Thank you Lois! Your comment was very kind...