Monthly Archives: April 2011

Law Dog in Open Field, no. 1

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April 30 Poetry Prompt – Beginnings

I walk out; I see something, some event that would otherwise have been utterly missed and lost; or something sees me, some enormous power brushes me with its clean wing, and I resound like a beaten bell. – Annie Dillard    … Continue reading

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April 29 Poetry Prompt – The Fifth Element

For as the powers of our soul are communicated to the members of the body by the spirit, so also the soul of the world is diffused through all things by the quintessence: for there is nothing found in the … Continue reading

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April 28 Poetry Prompt – Place

How hard it is to escape from places. However carefully one goes they hold you – you leave little bits of yourself fluttering on the fences – like rags and shreds of your very life. – Katherine Mansfield  Last year, … Continue reading

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April 27 Poetry Prompt – The Shadow

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. – Carl Jung  We discussed the concept of the persona in our April 6 prompt – remember that the persona is a mask that we … Continue reading

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April 26 Poetry Prompt – Revelation

An artist’s duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic epiphany. –Nick Cave  Revelation is a kind of epiphany, a sudden … Continue reading

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April 25 Poetry Prompt – The Image

Images are the heart of poetry. And this is not tricks. Images come from the unconscious. Imagination and the unconscious are one and the same. You’re not a poet without imagery. – Anne Sexton  Poetry and personal mythology encourage us … Continue reading

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