Requiem for a Bird – A Poem by Rebekah Ann Stephenson

Mourning Dove Bird

Hello Inspired Friends! After over a year and a half of an absence here, I am back (more on that later). Ironically the last post I wrote was about a bird. Winged creatures are my totem animals and birds in particular seem to come to me with their messages. Crows, hummingbirds, a sparrow that I had as a pet even, and now a mourning dove. It seems fitting that I should return “on the wings of a dove” so to speak 🙂 . If you are here for the poem only, you’ll want to scroll past this story telling part. You shall find the poem towards the bottom of this post. This poem was inspired by another particularly challenging day and a moment of grief. While the story itself may … Continue Reading

The 5 Stages of Grief and a Hummingbird Messenger!

ruby throated hummingbird

“I measure every Grief I meet With narrow, probing, eyes –  I wonder if It weighs like Mine –  Or has an Easier size. I wonder if They bore it long –  Or did it just begin… “ -Emily Dickinson   I am still here. I am still living inspired. I have had a very difficult year thus far. The majority of the painful things I have been going through will not show up on this blog, simply because some things are of too much of a personal nature to share. The overall theme of the year however has been dealing with the pain that comes with loss- in all its many forms. Some losses are literal deaths, and some are metaphorical deaths. Sometimes things have to unravel. They have to fall apart … Continue Reading

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