The Power of a Poem

Often a client will choose to include a poem in the ceremony they create especially if they’ve invited friends or family to take part. Reading a poem aloud draws a group of people together into a shared experience.

The brevity of a poem invites you to slow down and listen. There is importance in each and every word. Focusing on the rhythm and the sounds of the words brings the deeper meaning into focus.

A poem can be like a ceremony of words. It causes you to take in a deep breath as it draws you into a state of presence.

I encourage my clients to look for the moments of meaning when we perform their ceremony.

Find a comfortable chair, make a cup of tea and enjoy a moment of meaning as you read this poem.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn
A cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things,
This is the best season of your life.

This entry was posted in ceremony, nature, new awareness. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.


  1. Posted October 31, 2014 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Jovanna, great practice and beautiful poem.

    • Jovanna
      Posted October 31, 2014 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Barb! Enjoy the best season of your life…

    You will also receive a complimentary subscription to my ezine Creating Space with practical tips and inspirational perspectives. I respect your privacy and will never ever share your contact information.