Ungreat I am not great never aspired to be greater than others… only wanted to be better than I am.   ©J.Robin Whitley 10/26/2020

Blessing or Curse? What words touch our suffering during pandemic?

“’Bless what there is, for being.’ Whatever it be, bless it because it exists; you need no other reason.” ~Br. David Steindl-Rast Holy Tuesday questions abound in a world that was already one enormous question mark my word, NO ONE knows a thing about the why or what of suffering…. Read more“Blessing or Curse? What words touch our suffering during pandemic?”

More Than Knowing 2nd Edition (reprint)

Poetry North Carolina Poet

Reprint due out October 19, 2019 My re-print of poetry comes out tomorrow. It’s a thrill to see in hand. My poetry is the book I’m most proud of and this time I get to share photos of the places that inspired the poetry. You can order copies here or from… Read more“More Than Knowing 2nd Edition (reprint)”


Wonder is a word with different meanings. I get caught up in word definitions. My mind gets caught up in words. My heart gets caught up in meaning, working together with my mind to parse out what this life is for me and how to live it best. Upon first… Read more“Wonder”

Flying years and poetry

Poetry North Carolina Poet

It’s amazing how fast this year has flown. There have been beautiful moments, but also moments where you wonder what happened. I’m not alone in this either. Even some of the younger people I know are already talking about how time is flying. Of course, only us poets continue to… Read more“Flying years and poetry”