Monthly Archives: March 2011

April 1 Poetry Prompt – Recycling the First Dream

When the soul wishes to experience something she throws an image of the experience out before her and then enters into her own image. – Meister Eckhart  What is the very first dream you remember having?   Whether it was a … Continue reading

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small stone #39

A lone patch of the field trembles at the tips. It’s not grass that quivers in this no wind, but a soft explosion of grounded gold-grey feathers — one less chickadee in the sudden still.

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Poetry and Personal Mythology – Some Tools Before We Start

We’ll be using journal work and dreaming as we move into our poetry prompts and there are a few words I’d like to say about each. This is the last of the long essays before we get going on the … Continue reading

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Poetry and Personal Mythology – Preliminary Thoughts and Definitions

What is mythology? What is personal mythology?  Very simply put, a myth is a story with a purpose – that of trying to make meaning, to explain the way things are. Depending on the context, we might also define a … Continue reading

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April 2011 – Inkseeds Poetry Prompt Month – Personal Mythology

“Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools and poets around the country band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American … Continue reading

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small stone #38

A pause on the walk, or I would have missed this angle: how the sun enters a pinecone, illuminates all the dark spaces between all the dark seeds and, just for this moment makes no new shadows.

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small stone #37

Another act of faith: stringing amber and jet for myself again

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