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Retreat Schedule April 5-12 2017

  Wednesday, April 5     Continental breakfast from the farm & pantry   10-11am Yoga (optional, but recommended) Mirabai 11:15-12:45 Free time, lunch on your own   1:00-4:30 Workshop Intro/Welcome Mary Brent Cantarutti   Picture Book Presentation Cathleen O’Brien   Intro To Gullah Sharon Cooper-Murray   Stirring the Spirit   4:45-5:15 Break   5:30 […]

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Carriage Horse by Kathy China

Carriage Horse by Kathy China Dan. Even the name sounded steady and dependable. He, the beautiful Belgian steed who had never frightened a single tourist, trod the streets of downtown Charleston. The sturdy clops of his hooves accompanied the narrative of the tour guide, creating a tempo that lulled the carriage passengers into sublime relaxation. […]

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What Remains by Ty Collins

What Remains by Ty Collins The grandfather I never knew drowned July 4th, 1935, but not before he saved his four children and wife, When a sudden storm capsized his sailboat they held fast to the boom.  (more…)

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At Mepkin Abbey by Ursula Bendixen

At Mepkin Abbey by Ursula Bendixen The Irish call it a thin place, a place where the barrier between this world and the beyond may allow you an opening. I looked up. I saw the vast light blue sky where gentle soft but vague clouds, typical of the low country floated overhead. (more…)

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Tides of Sorrow by Elizabeth Dabbs Thompson

Tides of Sorrow by Elizabeth Dabbs Thompson Last spring the tides of sorrow Swept across my soul And all but devoured me In their turgid depths. (more…)

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Truth by Mary Brent Cantarutti

Truth by Mary Brent Cantarutti Truth Is relative Flips, twirls, and settles briefly (more…)

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Curls and Nails by Myra Yeatts

Curls and Nails by Myra Yeatts   I was getting my roots done at Curls and Nails. Pearl had put the color on, and I was just waiting while she washed somebody two booths over.  (more…)

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Purple Martins by Mary Brent Cantarutti

The purple martins were lined up on the overhead wires, chirping madly, when they returned to the cabin. They had been standing sentinel while Lou and Charlie were away on vacation. Now the birds welcomed them home joyfully. It wasn’t the first time Charlie had been comforted by the sight and sound of the purple […]

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Billy Vandiver’s Poetry

A Southern Boy’s Conversion  by Billy Vandiver   Red clay hugs shoes untied   Feeling untried rise like froth on the warm cow’s milk (more…)

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November Fishing by Anton DuMars

November Fishing by Anton DuMars Alone on the boat at Morris Island, I peered into the makeshift five-gallon bucket aquarium. There I found a hermit crab, spilling out of its undersized mobile home, a moon snail shell. A month later, driving down I-95 to Aunt Aida’s surprised birthday party in Auburndale, Florida, I remembered that […]

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