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
Our Christmas feast has passed.
Morning light reveals
A house returned to normal
Ornaments and lights,
Cloth of red and green
Now put away until next year
January morning light
Glows like the lining of a shell.
The year has turned. The light returns.
Though the trees are bare
And walkways patched with ice,
Spring seems possible.
Furniture of ordinary months
Re-ordered, in its place
invites the day’s work now, and I
begin again, settled in quiet joy.
from Good Places