I enjoyed this poem immensely. It was great preparation for the retreat this weekend, a gentle reminder to be still and enjoy the moment.
close your eyes
close your eyes
the silence brings
not to forget
© Remember Remember 17.01.2013
by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm
English: Kwan Yin – Chinese goddess of mercy & compassion Statue of Kwan Yin in the grounds of Greenway House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms.
I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders.
I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs.
I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry.
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It really is beautiful. I love the imagery of the photo included with it. The words themselves seem like a chant, of sorts; a mantra one can use to help soothe and calm themselves in times of stress and inner turmoil. Thank you for this, Ivon. I really appreciate that you shared this. 🙂
You are so right Holly. The combination of the words and photo created the whole imagery and offered a mantra for focus. You are also welcome.
Thank you very much for the reblog, and thank you Holly for your kind words. Now – there is a Buddhist term for remembering not to forget and I can’t for the life of me remember what it is! The irony!!
Alex, you are welcome. it is a lovely poem and photo. I could not have explained it better than Holly.
Excellent poem in fact and enjoyable words rhyme.
You can tell it wasn’t mine if it rhymed.
Any how you have reminded it and so enjoyed.
Thank you, sir.
Thank you Amy.