A Collaboration in Art

Irish poet Ciarán O’ Sullivan and I were given the grand invitation by artist Mark Balma to create poetry in response to his most recent painting, God is My Rudder. His featured work depicts a contemplative Mary Magdalene. As Mark was creating this fantastic work the “Me Too” movement was beginning to surface. Mary Magdalene’s life and burdens certainly relate to the crosses today’s women have also bared.  We hope with our collaborative efforts to inspire, reflect, and give power to this important movement for women. Continue reading “A Collaboration in Art”

Stitching Words

Sewing a knitted seam is similar to writing and editing; the amount of care given to the process, no matter how slow or tedious, is apparent in the finish product.


Stitching Words

Each stitch formed
as words, spaces, breaths
absorb the energy of the artist
whose soul bares expression.

Back and forth the wool dances
following the needle's lead
with guidance from the Creator
to join in perfect union, seams.

Writing, stitching words together
not unlike woolen creations
for the pen also dances
joining pages of guided works,

until the last stitch, word
is made and bound off.