Mary here. Despite an occasional personal creative surge, I am usually more inspired to showcase the talents of others. For a sampling of mine, select a tag from the side panel to browse by topic/theme. After our visit ends, I invite you to explore the numerous sites within the Poets Collective domain as it continues to fill with poetry we hope you’ll find worthy of time and attention.

My interest in writing may ebb and flow, but I never tire of reading and discussing good poetry, and consider myself extremely fortunate in having a circle of online poet friends to keep that appetite fed. I learned to edit videos so I can help take some of their voice recordings to the next level. Here’s one of my own …

And even if you only read one poem on this site …


May You Be Blessed

An a cappella note in harmony
with universal consciousness can raise
its level of vibration. Through the haze
of negatives that strike a minor key,
two voices merging in a melody
ring crystalline. And in a thousand days
a billion blessings, amplified with praise,
crescendo in a world-wide symphony.

It’s not a pipe dream, pilgrim, it’s a plan.
A single willing heart can help create
a more inviting atmosphere on earth.
Our planet begs for healing, and we can
be instruments of love that resonate
in celebrating every person’s worth.

(cc) 2001 Mary Boren
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