Remind me how to write poetry,
when I cannot see each individual tree.
When did we change the speed limit?
Can we know the whole world,
and our own serenity, too?
I see, I hear, I understand.
I see day dimming into evening,
hear cat paws pad away from empty food dishes,
understand I can always witness just my simple life,
for a moment.
Heidi Baker is a second-generation poet and story teller whose writing reflects inner landscapes shaped by journeys of miles and other measures: from Illinois to Arizona, work to home, childhood to adulthood to parenthood. Gentle, imaginative, full of honesty and wonder, her clear writing captures the sacredness of everyday moments. In addition to her growing body of published works, Heidi creates space for other writers, youth and adult, through facilitation of workshops and groups.