Poet, Scholar, Teacher, Spiritual Guide
Trained as an academic, Kathy has read and studied poetry for most of her life, writing and editing two scholarly books and many articles on the work of the British poet and artist David Jones. She began writing poetry herself at midlife and has found that the poetry has become a spiritual practice of holy attention, enabling her to dwell deeply in the richness and challenges of life, loss, relationships and transitions. Her retreat work and teaching focus on connections between poetry, creativity and the spiritual life, while her many years of training and experience in the art of spiritual direction inform her one-on-one work accompanying people on their faith journeys.
Poem of the Season
The morning shines on the cherry leaves.
Green and glossy, they shine back
Taking in the light
That is their life.
In the hidden greenness of each cell
Sunlight changes into food
And now the leaves shine back
As one beloved, in the lover’s gaze
Gives back the radiance of love received.