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Poetry In Motion

Poetry in Motion is a series of animated poetry excerpted from Sage Words and Sage Spirit, illustrated collections of poems that gracefully captures the vulnerability and imperfection that make us beautiful. Each poem is hand-lettered and illustrated by Kimberly K. Taylor-Pestell and recited by Elsie Swann. Creative direction, animation and sound design is by Kristen Alden and BJ Alden of North Coast Post.

Battered, Not Broken

There are unexpected events that aren’t a part of our life’s master plan—like an accident or illness—that bring our attention to our own fragility. It takes great effort to find the courage to face life’s challenges with a firm belief and a proactive perspective.



Let’s face it, there is amazing power in our hands and the role they play is crucial. Hands that touch, comfort, communicate, create and heal. These beautiful gifts of ours that we tend to take for granted are to be appreciated for their incredible dexterity and unique beauty!



When you tuck your phone out of sight for a week with no WiFi available and no cell towers around, you become overwhelmed—by a feeling of peace. You can hear the birds singing, rain on the roof, and your focus is spot-on as you engage more meaningfully in your surroundings with all your heart.



Aging naturally or plastic surgery? This poem is inspired by a love of natural beauty and people who age with ease and grace. Silver hair, the speckling of wrinkles and lines of distinction and character… it’s an expression of life!


Your Home

Your home is like a diary. Memories and history fill the walls and surround you like a big hug. It’s a sanctuary of sorts; a vantage point where you can watch the sunrise over the mountains or the sea, and daydream. Your home is a place where you can be you. It is balance, refuge, and the truest warmth there is.



This poem is inspired by the so-called genetic imperfection that has a youthful appeal and makes a smile so darn cute. Pair some dimples with a sunset by the ocean, listening to the waves and watching the falling stars, and it’s magic.