Here at The Dewdrop, we can't help but to be reminded of the late great Mary Oliver when reading Ellen White Rook's tremendous "On Waking".
Gina Ferrara – Along Its Course
New Orleans poet Gina Ferrara writes a poem of awareness, inevitability, permanence, and nature, the lines of which are gathered around the shores of a sluggish river.
Samantha Wright – And Again
Samantha Wright's And Again is a fluid study of nature's blessings and miracles, and humanity's struggle to comprehend those humble quiet blessings.
Pablo Neruda – The Sea
Pablo Neruda wonders at the draw that pulls us in to the unknown, shifting ablutions that are the action of the sea and of water.
Dogen’s Seal of the Ocean: How Meditation and Life Can Flow Like Water
Japanese Zen Master Eihei Dogen invokes an oceanic state of non-identification as something that expresses the true Dharma, or our true nature, according to the teachings of Buddha.
The Moon in the Water, the Body in the Mirror
Samurai Yagyu Munenori uses the popular Zen image of the moon reflected in the water to explain its application in martial arts training.
Martha Nance – Waterwords
Martha Nance's Waterwords is a series of abstract images of water and light taken outside her office in Minneapolis.
Andrew Withers – Beside the Water
Andrew Withers' Beside the Water is one of a series of poems written upon his return home to the UK after two years spent living and working in South East Asia.
Dan Branch – The Carrying Strength of Water
This poem by Alaska-based poet Dan Branch is a reflection on the values and burdens of guilt.
Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Cosmic Perspective
We marvel at our intelligence, but what we often miss is the miracle of our own existence and our interconnectedness with everything else in the Cosmos.