A Summer Poem to Savor

Summer GLOW begins Friday!

Thirteen women will gather from Las Vegas and Portland to connect to self, the natural world, movement, sisterhood, and of course, SUMMER in this weekend WTG retreat.

Here’s a pitch-perfect summer poem that I found this week on A First Sip.

I hope you are savoring summer where ever you may be.

"Cherry Tomatoes" 
~Anne Higgins

Suddenly it is August again, so hot,
breathless heat.
I sit on the ground
in the garden of Carmel,
picking ripe cherry tomatoes
and eating them.
They are so ripe that the skin is split,
so warm and sweet
from the attentions of the sun,
the juice bursts in my mouth,
an ecstatic taste,
and I feel that I am in the mouth of summer,
sloshing in the saliva of August.
Hummingbirds halo me there,
in the great green silence,
and my own bursting heart
splits me with life.

WTG Portland and WTG Zoom-Room Circles resume 9/5 and 9/19, where the September birthday-month theme is fittingly, Self-Acceptance & Free-Flow Writing. Register here.

With love,

Want to write?
Take a pen & prompt journey:

writing prompt

ripe cherry tomatoes

1. Grab a pen & notebook. Write the prompt at the top of the page. Set a timer for 10 minutes. Or 5. Or 2!

2. Keep your pen moving as you write the thoughts, feelings, and images that arise. Don’t stop to think or edit.

3. Accept ALL that you write - the pretty + ugly; absurd + boring. Discover what wants to be felt, known, expressed, released...