In anticipation of the emerging aliveness

For a while, I’ve been carrying a sense of anticipation. Of knowing that something was about to emerge, yet not knowing what…

Some of this is tied to my exploration of Be More Poet, with Rick Rubin’s words from The Creative Act: A Way of Being for navigation:

‘The work reveals itself as you go.’

And yet, it’s more than this.

Discovering Anne Hillman’s poem yesterday captured beautifully what I am feeling.


We look with uncertainty
beyond the old choices for
clear-cut answers
to a softer, more permeable aliveness
which is every moment
at the brink of death;
for something new is being born in us
if we but let it.
We stand at a new doorway,
awaiting that which comes…
daring to be human creatures,
vulnerable to the beauty of existence.
Learning to love.

+ Anne Hillman, from Awakening the Energies of Love, Bramble Books, 2016

Yes, it is spring… yet this is more.

Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿