On Poetry and Transformation

On Poetry and Transformation

Recently, I had a poem called “Marital Privilege” published in an anthology called Women Write Resistance, Poets Resist Gender Violence. Kelly Boyker of Menacing Hedge posted several poems and interviews with poets who participated in this important book. There is also an audio of each poet reading.  These poems speak to the many forms of violence used against women, yet paint a picture of hope and renewal.

Love Drives Out Fear

Love Drives Out Fear

The Beatles: “All You Need is Love”

I am very disheartened by so many things happening in the United States and throughout the world, and I have been puzzling over what I can do. I thought of the scripture verse below paired with the Beatles’ song, “All You Need is Love,” because love drives out fear. So this old hippy chick is sending out love to everyone in hopes of driving out fear. Sort of like the Care Bears…….share!!!!!


“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.’

1 John, 4:18