Seeking Light: Mindful Presence

This memoir reveals how poets seek light, or mindful presence, in their poetry. Being present to the NOW fosters insights and promotes healing.

I read my poems "Until the Thaw", "Autumn Song", and "The Space Between".

Listen to the poetry of The Buddha (found on

My gratitude to my sister Cynthia Cady Stanton. Her websites are and  I read two of her poems, "Grace Shower" and "We are Needed".

My gratitude to Stephen Fuller, whose work can be found on He is Managing Editor of Go Dog Go Café: Where Writers Gather. I read his poem "Silent on Chauncey Creek".

The image is original digital art, "Seeking Light" by my sister Martha Harris. You can find her work on WordPress. Martha's Artistic Flarings, found at

Music: "Relaxing Afternoon" Royalty Free music provided by Podbean

Barbara Harris Leonhard is a writer, poet, and blogger. Her work appears in Phoebe, MD: Medicine and Poetry, Well Versed 2020, Spillwords; FREE VERSE REVOLUTION; Heretics, Lovers and Madmen; Go Dog Go Café; Silver Birch Press; Amethyst Review (pending);; and Vita Brevis. She is the author of Discoveries in Academic Writing, which is based on her years of teaching English as a Second Language at the University of Missouri.


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