April’s theme is Holes, Holy, Whole.

hole flowerIt is the time of planting, of digging caverns in the soil to plant a seedling.

It is the time of Easter, Passover, and the Hindu New Year.

It is the time when the impulses and intentions of March begin to find themselves taking form and following their telos towards wholeness.

And April is a great month to feel into those impulses in the body.

  • What holes in your body demand your attention?
  • What is Holy to you right now, sacred and essential?
  • Where in your life are things coming into form?

It can be a kind of unruly mess, this springing into being that is April springtime, that is the April showers that bring May flowers. What better than a little poetry to bring order to the chaos.

—Amy


Budding Scholars

BY APRIL HALPRIN WAYLAND

Welcome, Flowers.
Write your name on a name tag.
Find a seat.

Raise your leaf if you've taken a class here before.
Let's go around the room.
Call out your colors.

I see someone's petal has fallen—
please pick it up and put it in your desk
where it belongs.

Sprinklers at recess,
fertilizer for lunch,
and you may snack on the sun throughout the day.

Excuse me . . .
what's that in your mouth?
A bee?

Did you
bring enough
for everyone?

April Halprin Wayland, "Budding Scholars" from Sharing the Seasons: A Book of Poems. Copyright © 2010 by April Halprin Wayland. Reprinted by permission of April Halprin Wayland.

How about you? What holes are calling? What feels holy? How are you becoming whole?

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