Would you like to learn a simple exercise to create interesting imagery and fresh poems? I was honored to receive an award for teaching poetry writing to children, and this was one of the main techniques/exercises I used (I’ve used this exercise with adults, too – in workshops/seminars). I learned this technique from Babara Juster […]Read More Rubbing words together
It’s no secret that the key to writing poetry is to read poetry. The cool thing is that poems are usually rather short, so it isn’t as daunting as trying to read a 300 page novel or non-fiction book. And reading poems allows you a moment of quiet focus – presence. Focus in another world […]Read More Reading to Write
Heritage is huge. What is mapped in our DNA speaks very loudly. The truth about what I felt and believed as a child, and why I felt that way, was finally revealed to me many years ago (ancestry), and the words began to pour out. This poem that came from that revelation. What has your […]Read More Bear Spirit entering
I love Haiku. It’s the art of placing an entire world, an entire circumstance/event, on the head of a pin. It is the art of focusing the universe into one bubble of a moment, and then focusing on one specific point within that bubble. A moment that blooms with fabulous imagery and meaning. It’s a […]Read More Haiku – the universe in a bubble
Crafting poems is not only fun, but is highly rewarding. You become more closely connected to your environment, to your imagination, to yourself, and it provides what we all need: a chance to slow down and be in the moment. You cannot write without being very present in the moment – it’s as if time […]Read More Going Inside….