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.

REFLECTION QUESTION:

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.

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.