What are these poems about?

Coming of age. Mother loss. Father loss. Loss of a childhood home. Family rifts and forgiveness. Aging. Reconnection with the natural world. Recognizing Nature as our greatest school and teacher. Finding our core creative spirit. Healing. Rebirth and illumination.

We call these “Rites of Passage”; we often take them for granted, forgetting that the complexity and richness of these milestones makes them unique to each one of us. These are the moments I’ve tried to re-approach in NOTEBOOKS FROM MYSTERY SCHOOL.

Theses poems trace our journey from shadow to light, and the unity that results when they embrace. A photograph needs dark and light;  Yin and Yang circle and balance each other; every day we move through the marriage of dark and light;

Every day we are re-born.

by Margaret McCarthy