Sacred Adornments

25 Nov
Sacred Adornments

A Ship in Harbor’s Safe

A ship in harbor’s safe, but that’s not what ships are for. ~ John A. Shedd

Broken Bones

tears as
 living, sacred
 adornments from within, 
a glaze for the cheeks 
 kiln fires into
 experiential connections
from inner gold in celebration
 that flows up from within to fill 
the cracks for renewed wholeness. 
for having been broken, 
I am continually put back together
 without motion-limiting scars. 
I am continually put back together 
with the golden splendor of connections made. 
Healed breaks are sacred adornments. 
The broken bone heals stronger. 
I heal stronger.
Heal stronger.


When There Is Only Darkness

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. ~ Pablo Picasso

The Frayed Angels

What Enacts When We Connect?

Holiday Sale Now On!

What’s the Super Stocking for $20? … could it be ALL the eProducts in the Shop? Hmmmm…

Blog and Poetry (c) 2020 Jordan Hoggard


Posted by on November 25, 2020 in The Deceptive Simplicity Series


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11 responses to “Sacred Adornments

  1. Enchanted Seashells by Princess Rosebud

    November 25, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Beautiful poem, but I have differing views on a safe harbor concept. It seems to me that in certain circumstances, a ship is safer out to sea cos it can avoid or outrun a storm on land. Or not. Sometimes the storm is ON the ship. Strange thoughts, I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!

    • Jordan Hoggard

      November 25, 2020 at 11:10 am

      Have a happy Thanksgiving as well! Thank you!

      All great points, and all applicable and valid.

      I sailed my intent that ships are safe in harbor, though that’s not what ships are for… meaning to get out there and do what ships do, set sail into their life including navigating the storms. Like sharks… on Mondays, are they complaining? Nope, they are naturally up and biting stuff and swimming and doing shark stuff.

      I find the ultimate safety is to not protect myself from Nature’s intensity, but to embrace it and live it to whatever degree I am able.

      Thanks again for your comments. There’s also:
      Red sky at night, sailors’ delight.
      Red sky in morn, sailors take warn.

      I see no problem whatsoever, though, with pulling the boat out of the water and moving as fast and as far inland as possible to not be right in a tsunami or hurricane… or getting out to see and moving around the storm. Intentionally putting oneself in harm’s way is self-destructive and generally just a bonehead thing to do. 🙂

  2. Laleh Chini

    November 26, 2020 at 10:58 am

    That was deep, beautiful.

  3. Holly Troy

    December 6, 2020 at 2:40 pm


    • Jordan Hoggard

      December 6, 2020 at 5:57 pm

      What a wonderful word of an accolade to receive. ‘Lovely.’ Nodding. I guess I’m easy. One word to make my heart sing and soar. Thank you, Holly.


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