Copyright 2016:  Kati Bergman

It seems everyone believes
the cycle of life ends in winter.
Days are shortened
as the crisp cold steals
motivation from movement
the pace falling, falling away
into sleepy stillness.

But life also begins in winter.

Life begins in sleepy stillness.
In the quiet cold we begin to find
motivation for movement,
and as the winter wind warms
the growing days
we discover ourselves bit by bit,
blossoming in the spring
and entering the cycle
as life breathes into everything.


Midweek Motivation


Copyright 2016: Kati Bergman

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,
a little tougher.
The wait lasts a little longer-
the burn remains,
the ache sustains-
but you learn to refrain
from acknowledging the pain.
From here on out,
there’s only gain.

What doesn’t kill you
makes you more alive.
You learn exactly what it takes to thrive,
how much effort second chances take,
and how, no matter what, you have to try
There are no limits.
The wings you’ve grown don’t recognize
where the stars begin or the end of the sky.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Now it’s time to fly.

Secrets of the Day

Early morning quiet
is as thick as the darkness
that explores the world at night.

Thoughts and words that were
shared so vibrantly through the day
fade away
to a whisper
the moon longs to hear-

And so, that glowing sphere grows
and grows
pushing her nose
into the shadows
to hear the secrets of the sun.

But as she grows she brightens
and in turn, frightens
the shadows who, from her,
run and hide and play
keeping in the early morning quiet-
the secrets of the day.

A Pair of Wings

I recently read an article (and I wish I could remember what it was) that said that people are more apt to make a dream succeed if they don’t tell anyone about it.  This is the opposite of what I’d heard before, but I thought it was kind of an interesting notion.  It got me thinking…and ultimately writing…this:

Show no one where your dreams reside,
keep them safe and alive inside,
meeting every pulse of your beating heart
which knows, intimately, each and every part
of every hope you’ve dared to give
the will to grow and dream and live.

But to give voice to those things
would be the same as giving them wings
to fly off and up and away,
be it night or day,
to land upon some other’s heart,
and there, perhaps,


is a curious thing
moving unseen
through days and lives,
through years and nights-
speeding forward

Each day links with the one before
in a steady march toward

Since time began
the answer has hung
just beyond our reach.

It’s as if life has a lesson to teach,
but one we can not know-
only learn.

I hope it’s so.

The Title is Uninspired

comes and goes.
Like cotton candy clouds,
and snow.

Then present again at once, in a rush
flooding, pouring, filling space
a jumble of possibilities
in a race
to make their mark in the world.

Then they dry and disappear
or like a wave curl
back towards
and into the sea.

Back to wait with all the other possibilities.

2015 in review

Thank you to everyone who shared 2015 with me!  I hope that our 2016 turns out to be our very best year yet!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!





P.S.  Here is the year in review wrap up report in case you were interested!!  🙂

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 28 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.