Taking It Home
A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
— Paul Valery, French critic and poet
DURING TODAY'S SESSION...
We reviewed the experiences of the Poetry Slam, fund-raiser, and Choral Reading. We evaluated the overall program.
Which poems from the program were your favorites and why?
EXPLORE THE TOPICS FURTHER WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS...
If you enjoyed writing poetry during these workshops, commit to writing as a spiritual practice. Using the journal you used in the workshops (or a new one), write a poem or verse that addresses your reflections on daily living. Rituals set best when you do them at the same time each day, so choose a good time to journal and stick to your schedule.
Two books that might be helpful are:
Goldberg, Natalie. Writing Down the Bones. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1986.
McDowell, Robert. Poetry as Spiritual Practice. New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 2008.