Reflectionary by Myra Robinson


I dive bare into
My imagination’s pool
To inform my truth

I open my heart
Escape the walls I made there
And risk my freedom

But what is escape?
Am I running or seeking?
There’s a difference

Go out or come in?
Confusing to say the least
Asking these questions

I’ve heard it said to
Go gently into that deep
Dark night of the soul

Let the answers come
As easily as a breath
In meditation

Throw open the gates
Of my own confining thoughts
Embrace the journey

It amuses me
I can travel so far yet
Stay right where I am



Myra Robinson photo


Myra Robinson started off in art school, but then was a Medical Secretary for many years, before finding her calling in a music, art, and writing. Currently, she is a student at the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine (ChIME) to become an Interfaith Minister; and as part of her internship she facilitates a class on journal writing as a spiritual practice for women. She is an accomplished singer/songwriter in her band Bluezberry Jam, and sings locally in several groups including the hospice choir, Harbour Singers, that sings for those at end-of-life. She is a teacher of “Creative Songwriting” at conferences and adult ed., and conducts music workshops called “Sacred Sounds and Song” for My Sister’s Keeper, a mentoring program for incarcerated (and recently released) women to help them integrate back into the community. Since starting this spiritual journey, Myra has developed a practice of what she calls, Prayer Poetry that combines her talents as a wordsmith with a desire to channel Grace. She is deepening that experience of connection by continuing to be of service to her community, and challenging herself to, as she puts it, “let Spirit flow from the music of my soul.”