Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Poetry Slam: Chrysalis

You know, you could join in the haiku party yourself! Check it out at Jenn's wonderful blog. You know . . . that blog?

Little girl's body
Could not hold her giant heart.
And so she grew up.


From outside no change
is seen. But the soul is fed
by non-stop loving.*

*Chrysalis offers spiritual renewal to young people through a three-day retreat experience and follow-up community gatherings. Aimed primarily at high school and college youth, it is an offshoot of the ecumenical Cursillo and Emmaus movements. More information can be found here.


  1. You know, when I googled "chrysalis" for ideas I saw that retreat. Sounds like a remarkable retreat. I know several adult couples within my church who have done the Cursillo retreats. Probably won't happen for me as that is not my husband's "thing". I'm going to check out your links!

    Oh, the haikus and the photos that accompanied them!

  2. I have found fellowship, friendship, spirituality, fun, and growth through Emmaus and Chrysalis.
    That said I do realize that this is not the way for everyone.

  3. Loved your haikus today! Well done. I've come to realize that "Chrysalis" means something special and individual for everyone.

  4. LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing! These pictures are darling!

  5. Beautiful women you have in those photos! Great info about the retreats, too. Thank you!