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Taking It Home, Workshop 15: To Tell the Tale

In "Exploring Our Values Through Poetry," a Tapestry of Faith program

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
Paul Valery, French critic and poet


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?


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.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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