Monday, December 30, 2013


Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

To wonder is to
surrender to the questions
that will not let you be
what you are not,

It is to put your throat to the cosmos
admitting your vulnerability
in the painted face of uncertainty,

It is to be curious about all
of those things that could destroy you,
or love you,
or do one and then the other.

What if I forgot, just for an instant,
what is real and what is not?

I wonder, in the end,
if it would matter at all.

© 2013-2017/Jamie K. Reaser
From 'Wonderment: New and Selected Poems' (a work in progress)

Feel free to share

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Magic of the Season

Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

If you are to learn something of this day,
learn about magic:
how it is real,
and the explanation for everything
that matters most.

I’ve seen it,
and felt it,
and lived it in dreams too grand
to live out in a single life.

And I am all the better for it.

You too are like the star whose entire
reason for being is to
point the way
to the human heart.

© 2013-2017/Jamie K. Reaser
Published in "Winter: Reflections by Snowlight"

Feel free to share

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Afternoon Moon

Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

Sometimes she rises in the afternoon
and hangs there in the blue palette sky,
her texture and curves well defined.

Which of you has forsaken the night?

She has come for you.

She is the jilted lover
who is prepared to befriend your fears.

© 2013/Jamie K. Reaser

Friday, December 13, 2013

Our Friendship

Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

What can I offer in reciprocity
but the spaciousness of
the “thank you”
that almost certainly
connects us in a million
different unifying ways.

The chord that was never
cut from my belly button
is the one that binds our
souls in a sweet firmament.

Friendship –

It is what births the
humanity in all of us.

Every time we come
full circle around the Sun,

We must ask ourselves,

Am I yet born into the
family of all beings?

© 2011-2017/Jamie K. Reaser
From "Coming Home: Learning to Actively Love this World"
Published by Talking Waters Press

Feel free to share