Poetry

Here are some creative notes that enable us to explore our humanity and make sense of our thoughts, feelings and experiences.

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Vol. 3 | Voyager

  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called There Is Only Now reads: “There is no perfect time to raise our voices. There is only now.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called Blossom + Bloom reads: “If the words that leave your lips are not seeds that blossom and bloom, then what is it that they sow?”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called Finding Your Way reads: “Listen carefully to what your healing is quietly teaching you.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called After The Rain reads: “Watch how nature flourishes and grows after the rain -- you can too.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called More To Come reads: “You deserve to see how much more love will come your way -- hold on.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called When Change Comes reads: “New beginnings and fresh starts don't need midnight to prevail. A renewed shift blossoms when you decide to exhale.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called Better Times Ahead reads: “Sunkissed days are not over when the frosts of winter come. The nourishment of root and bloom - unseen- is never done. The storms and cold will calm in time as warmth arrives once more. New growth will flourish renewed again of this you can be sure.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called Boundaries reads: “Rethinking how we approach something in order to preserve our own mental health isn’t quitting or failure — it’s survival, it's resiliency, and it's necessary.”
  • A poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called, ’Nurtured Through Truth’ that reads: “Real connections can only be nurtured through truth.”
  • A poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called 'Love Yourself Enough' reads as follows: While productivity can bring a sense of purpose, it is not a measure of your value or success. Love yourself enough to be intentional with your time and allow for recovery and rest.

Vol. 2 | Sustenance

  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Waves’: “I dream of tidal waters floating between mist and memory where coastal salt lingers cleansing, soothing, reclaiming me. I feel the pull of the ocean from safe harbour to open sea gazing across the horizon teaching, guiding, setting free.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ‘You’ll Be Okay’: “Sometimes the noise can't be quieted, sometimes the weight can't be lifted. Sometimes the days just break apart, sometimes it's felt all at once or not at all. Sometimes reminders that healing will come appear by chance and patiently whisper you'll be okay, you'll be okay, you'll be okay.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Abundance’: “Time marches so walk amongst blossom, amble across dune, roam through pasture and sing to the moon. Journey atop mountain, stroll over stream, track between woodland and dance a fresh dream. Wander amidst harvest, step around bay, traverse abundance to create a new day.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Reimagining’: “Reimagining is limitless and time unbound.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Liberation’: “Liberation from the toxicity of others is to live unrestrained.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Soul Work’: “Do your soul some good.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Inner Voice’: “Don't let a negative inner voice be what speaks to you the loudest.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’I Am/You Are’: “Rooted, renewable, the weatherer of storms.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Dusk + Dawn’: “I’m sorry if this world has ever made you feel that starlight's dusk and sunshine's dawn is a place out of reach and unreal. I’ll whisper until you believe my words constant and true that you are loved and belong here, you do, you do, you do.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Weaving’: “The gifting of acquired and lived knowledge is an exercise in gratitude. It’s an unending thread of connection that weaves its way into our lives.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Bloom’: “A garden at every stage from seed to beyond bloom has purpose and beauty. And so do you.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Changes’: “And just like that, everything changes.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Sustenance’: “It's written in the unspoken, it's present in the mundane. Its beat is found in the humdrum, and replenishes like warm summer rain. Its resilience is nestled amongst quiet, its comfort whispered serene. It's a trust that grows untethered, and stands firm like tall evergreen.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Connections’: “Know yourself well enough so that you can weave love into every corner of your existence and cultivate a heart that knows exactly how it should be loved.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Kindness’: “Kindness is a seed you gift that other people can sow. Its roots are love and healing, let it grow, let it grow, let it grow.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Healing’: “For now, let the rain fall.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Voyager’: “Navigate the stars and oceans of what was, and sail among what could be. Find yourself somewhere between longing and living, embrace the rough and the quelled sea. Taste the salt and chase the wind, sing with the birds at sunrise. Give time for mists to linger, then seek harbour under dark skies. Befriend the waves both high and low, let the cold dance over your skin. Warm yourself in fresh daylight, exhale the dawn and begin.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’A Reminder’: “You will heal, I promise. Heartbreak is not forever. Remember that.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Listen When You Need It Most’: “Do not believe the whispers. Do not fear the cascade. Let it roar fierce and shifting. Let it rumble on and fade. Know that it returns sometimes. Know that you can survive. You are made of forests green. You are lush and will thrive. Listen when you need it most. Listen when kindness flows. Root yourself in gifted love. Root yourself where it grows. It’s there that it will quiet. It’s there where you can breathe. You’ll find the sunlight shining. You’ll find your own reprieve.”
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Midnight’: “Let hum turn to hush, whisper dreams from within, where burdens can rest and possibilities begin.”

Vol. 1 | Compass

  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called 'Revolution': "If self-care and self-love are an act of rebellion, start a revolution."
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Roots’: “Our understanding of home evolves with time and transforms through experience. The knowledge of what was there before is not lost but becomes a fresh new expression of life; a new layer of soil from which our growth continues."
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Those Who Shine’: “Anyone who shines love and kindness to help you grow; those are your people."
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Gratitude’: “Gratitude, in its simplest form, is the conscious removal of ego so that you don't just count your blessings; you share them."
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’An Encounter’: “When you outmatch them on an intellectual level, your body is the place they will try to wage war. A war they hope you will fight with yourself; by them nestling an insult in your skin. But little do they know of the knowledge you carry, from your mothers a thousand lines deep. A line so armoured in wisdom, it restores who you are in your sleep."
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Seasoned Love/Spring’: “A gentle, soothing breeze bringing warmth to the spaces between the stars in our skin that calms and cleanses, giving us a place to breathe in."
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Approval Not Required’: “I define my beauty -- not you."
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Privilege’: “To have a mindset that just accepts the status quo because you benefit from it while others don't should be anathema to us all."
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Footsteps’: “Be open to guidance and growth in knowledge. Be giving with honest and kind intent; practice reciprocity."
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Flowering’: “When inhumanity becomes action, deliberate cruelty becomes seed."
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Effective Humanity’: “Actionable empathy is effective humanity."
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Allyship’: “Allyship isn't about you."
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Things Left Unsaid: “Things left unsaid can be turned into song."
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Languages Of Nature And Love’: “Pay attention to how it is spoken, realise it's an exchange of gifts. Listen beyond the language, observe how it grows and shifts. There are many expressions of love, each used by all living things, take them in with care and be thankful, return love so it openly sings."
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Meadows’: “My love for you isn't conditional, or only for when the Sun shines. It's a blossoming, full love, it's luminous in the darkest of times. I'm your shelter, I'm your soul, I'm your respite, refill and repose. I'm a blossoming, full love of endless flower-filled meadows."
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Accountability’: “Real accountability is when individual responsibility meets collaborative action to do better."
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Once Wished For’: “The things I once wished for sit heavy in my throat causing an ache from fragmented dreams left unfulfilled ... Where do I go from here?"
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Life's Art’: “Life's art is in it's reworking. You're meant to refocus, revisit and replan."
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Adrift’: “I hope you find your compass."
  • Poem by Molly from Transatlantic Notes called ’Traveller’: “I begin to recognize more of who I am as I get older. A journey's gift that finally declares; there you are, welcome home."

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