The poetry of Deb Genatossio: A Sense of Place

The Lake by Deb Genatossio

The Lake is unruffled
reflecting a few clouds above it .
The silence is broken by the quick call of the Chickadee,
then lay again like a calming hand on the air.

Relaxed I roll on my back to enjoy this perfection.
The grass is soft and smells fresh.
Overhead the Maple offers a half shade,
its black branches touched with young tender leaves.
Through the spreading cluster of trees, Dogwood bloom white.
I almost forget there’s any place else in the world.


Still quiet world

meditation by Deb Genatossio

The sky is cloudless
the hard perfect blue of a summer painting
mountain breezes whisper through the roses in the garden
the mountains are misted by the distance
A scent. flowers, sea, new grass drifts on the air
it fills me with a sigh of pure pleasure
I soak all of these in
there is no gray drizzle here just strong warming sunlight
I feel a quiet deep blanketing stillness all around me
if I could paint I’d  paint this beauty
and call it ” silence”


A Reminder of Who We Are

A Reminder of Who We AreA Reminder of Who We Are
A Life without barriers
A World lived in us, united
Living in “How can I move forward?”
Allowing what is needed for where we are at.
Making clear solid choices and answering the call.
Open the door and breathe it through with compassion in my heart.
Keep on Keep’in on, chasing your dreams with no attachment.
Bring forth your gift and make the World a better place
I am always enough and the proof is in my being.
Let go of the resistance and take a vacation to myself.
I am the whole World going round and I feel alive.
My heart is wide open with love for myself.
Thank you for asking the question.
Thank you for welcoming me home.
Love and Trust yourself.
Breathe in the breath of Life
and embrace the expansion
of change.

“A Reminder of Who We Are” is a poem written by Francine Brown, created by compiling  comments of participants in the October Kai Chi Do Retreat.