Poems Without Borders


Poems Without Borders
Aloha Odes
Poets Without Borders
New York
About the Poet
About the Photographer

The more the words, the less the meaning,
and how does that profit anyone?

Ecclesiates 6:11

Sunrise with Palm Trees
Borrowed With Permission

This page is dedicated
Lisa-Marie Cook 
of Fairfax Station, VA,
whose e-mail on "Diamond Nuggets"
brought the word I was looking for
to call this page.
(Updated 7.14.13)


Now you know ...

The joy of friendship and the love that binds friends are blessings beyond words.
Sunday, January 7, 2001

My friend, your pain is my pain; your joy is my joy. Sunday, January 21, 2001

Prayer is the one stop that keeps me going. Who said that?
Friday, February 9, 2001

Vision precedes voice. Vision is a chart of sorts. Wednesday, March 7, 2001

River Stonel
Borrowed With Permission

Encouragement is empowerment.
Saturday, July 29, 2006

Creativity is a blessing. We are doubly blessed when we use it. Thursday, May 22, 2003

To do the best we can is all that is expected of us. Tuesday, May 7, 2002

As we grow older, we mellow. As we mellow, we learn to listen, to savor silence, and we relish the meaning of the moment. Sunday, June 6, 2002.

We learn and grow from our failures. And we celebrate our successes with humility.
Monday, July 23, 2001

I place, replace, and move words, ideas, and images in a poem like I arrange and rearrange pieces of furnishing in my home.
Saturday, July 29, 2006

Success is getting to where you want to go: physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, socially. And happiness is having what you want when you want it. Thursday, September 9, 2001

Spirituality is a gift from God. Those who open their hearts and accept the gift live to enjoy the fruits of the spirit: joy, peace, love, hope, faith. Sunday, June 22, 2002.

Confident in who we are, we can laugh at our imperfections. Thursday, July 5, 2001.

God works in mysterious ways through people close to us as well as through strangers. Thursday, June 20, 2002.

Hoona Beach | Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii
Looking for Nuggets! | Photo: Karl Lo

Now you know ...

Conditioning makes it second nature for women
to get up from comfort and relaxation
and attend to the call of the moment,
to meet someone's need, to do a chore,
to run an errand, to answer life's demands. Wednesday, June 19, 2002.

Happiness is being blessed with wisdom to negotiate life's daily challenges
and being blessed with peace to enjoy happiness.
Monday, September 10, 2001.

We do not despair when suffering assails us.
We call on God.
Friday, September 21, 2001.

We accept our talents as gifts from God
to be shared with humility.
Wednesday, October 7, 2001.

CONNECT! What a giving word!
Friday, October 26, 2001.

"Music is serious theology." Who said that?
Friday, December 28, 2001.

Posted July 29, 2006


Spiral, Horizontal Line Spinning

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