Archive for the Gratitude category

Tina L Porter

After the Annihilation, What Abides?

Beauty, Grace, Gratitude No Comment

Yesterday I rambled in body, doing physical things, like sorting the laundry, maybe even washing and drying a load or two, though the folding waits, as usual, like a child at the curb on their birthday for the parent who always says they’ll come but never do. I wandered in and out of rooms, though […]

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Tina L Porter

Revolution

Grace, Gratitude, Justice, Poetry No Comment

I carry the revolution wherever I go she’s with me urging me on to choose the good over the simple to choose the many over the one She urges me on in song and prayer and in the big yellow moon in a sky of slate and in the wind of resistance she begs me […]

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Tina L Porter

63. Rocking

100 days of poetry, Family, Gratitude No Comment
63. Rocking

Shall I sing you a lullaby and pretend you are small? We’ll each hold a phone to our ear and I will probably rock to and fro I’m trying to remember the words I sang so long ago when you fit in my arms and some nights I wished you to sleep with frazzled nerves […]

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Tina L Porter

Out of the Couch

Depression, Gratitude 14 Comments
Out of the Couch

I recognized the symptoms. Depression isn’t new to me, but I don’t recall ever having been in it so long or so deep. It took me until recently and with loving prodding to realize how profoundly it had come to affect my family, my marriage, my career, let alone my own sense of self.

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Tina L Porter
Tina L Porter

Grace, Thanks and Swordfights in the Kitchen

Grace, Gratitude, Joy No Comment
Grace, Thanks and Swordfights in the Kitchen

I just had a swordfight in the kitchen while I waited for my coffee to drip. You know, like you do. Not sure what came over me, but as I stood there holding the wooden spatula I use to knock down the grounds after the first pour over, I felt the need to bend my […]

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Tina L Porter

I am the light

Grace, Gratitude, Poetry No Comment
I am the light

Click here for a reading of the poem.   I am the light that hits the red rocks and the soil that absorbs it I am the view and the light to see it I am the stars above and the sand below and the waves slipping up the beach under the moonlight (which I […]

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Tina L Porter
Tina L Porter

My New Kitchen/My Old Life

Family, Food, Grace, Gratitude, Poetry No Comment
My New Kitchen/My Old Life

There was this moment last night when I started to unpack my old kitchen into my brand new one, and after I’d bought the cleaner and the special cloths to make the sink sparkle but hadn’t yet done so When I noticed the tiny scratch in the small sink and then another miniscule etch–almost like a […]

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Tina L Porter

Welcome

Grace, Gratitude, Poetry No Comment
Welcome

Stop, she said Why? I asked Because, she said And I looked where her eyes rested and saw what she did: A yellow and green weed rested and bloomed in the hospitality created where the cement cracked itself open. Photo credit: Dr. Wendy Longo, https://www.flickr.com/photos/wtlphotos/476680742/

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