Off to a hurried start for the New Year? Take a moment to breathe, listen inwardly and experience living in the moment. Mindfulness and meditation can certainly help. First published in 2015 and written in a meditative space, here’s a primer for Meditation:



“M-E-D-I-T-A-T-I-O-N” was composed by the author during morning meditation.
“M-E-D-I-T-A-T-I-O-N” text, photo, and design ©2015 Loretta McClellan; all rights reserved.

American Author, Artist, and Poet, Loretta Boyer McClellan sees the art of writing as an exciting medium and source of abundant joy in the creative process.  Her multilayered career as a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; conscious PR, brand, graphic design, and communications; and as an Arts instructor, journalist, and artist, “sized the canvas,” so to speak, for a fruitful life of expression.  Author of The Nature of BEing: A Healing Journey, The Misthaven of Maine Series, and Dodging Raindrops: Poems and Prose of Beauty, Peace and Healing, Lori creates and teaches from the heart.  Writing, meditating, and painting—particularly in watercolor—are her connection to the Infinite.

For My Brother, on This Day

For My Brother, on This Day:
Mountain made thee, art of my heart.
Dug the grave with paintbrush and palette, pine boughs and perseverance.
Sure and smooth as the riverstones that lined their way.
Paint a kingdom of towering fir and spruce, of lofty angels, circling.
Of waterfalls and rivers of truth. Of caverns and caves of faith and miracles.
Layer upon layer of magnificence, in measured medium, viewed from above the dome of not half, but full in its glory. For the artist is therefore, perfect indeed, as creation is infinite.
—Loretta Boyer McClellan—

Photo by CNaene of; used with permission.
#Poetry #Nature #Eulogy #Family #LifeEternal #EverlastingLife

“A Tree and Her Roots”: A Poem

“Downeast Maine Maple Tree” ©2017 Loretta McClellan; all rights reserved.

A tree and her roots are giddy with glee, as they join the neighborhood party, rollicking underground, netted together in phantasmic accord. “Accept the imaginary, ” the consensus says. “It is but our duty to send this message: Be at once masterful of the witted place; treasure up her resource; ’tis not a game, but very life itself.” And the people listened. And they were at-one with the whole earth.
—Loretta Boyer McClellan—
#Nature #Ecology #Poetry #Wisdom #Trees