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2020.02.03 22:06:48 (*.15.250.77)
Title: COMING HOME TO YOURSELF
Greetings and introductions
Goal: To access experiences inside of ourselves that can be vividly described.
All writing levels welcome
A 5-minute mediation begins our practice and then a discussion of the 4 basic elements for a good life or poem, or work of art: that we have a thinking part, a feeling part, senses (sensual), and intuition. We discuss these meanings.
The writing session brings people within themselves by going through the floors of their lives (each floor a different year) in an elevator. This takes personal mediation and silence to obtain a story from one of the "Floors."
Our writers leave the area to be alone to write what they saw on their "floor." They return in 15 minutes having written from margin to margin just as they "saw" it. Writers share the floor they are on and tell, if they wish. The writers stay with their prose narrative; and we then discuss how it becomes a poem.
Writers also can finish the sentences: I wish I wonder I dream I am afraid etc.
The writers may be given 10 words that have no connection, and they connect them into poems and stories like stringing beads.
After this outside work may be brought in for sharing. However, participants must xerox copies of poems to be discussed for each member ahead of time.