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WHY I WRITE A POEM A DAY

In January of 2011, I had just a baby and I wanted to savour those fleeting moments, but I didn’t know how. Each day sloshed mind-numbingly into the next. In a desperate hunt to find more joy in my new routine, I pledged to write a poem every day that year to train myself to slow down and observe the world around me. I suddenly found myself delighting in the smallest things. What was meant to be a one-year experiment threaded its way into my being, and I’ve never stopped. May this space inspire you to notice the ordinary moments in your own days, become more awake in your life, and live it more deeply.

TODAY’S POEM

The quiet sound of noticing

Outer space is silent,
my daughter tells me.
And then she asks me,
is inner space silent too?
I start to answer
but then I stop,
and we both listen
for a long while
to the quiet sound
of noticing.

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