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WordSpa on Facebook – November 19, 2015 at 01:34PM

Look It Over I leave behind even my walking stick. My knife is in my pocket, but that I have forgot. I bring no car, no cell phone, no computer, no camera, no CD player, no fax, no TV, not even a book. I go into the woods. I sit…

WordSpa on Facebook – November 19, 2015 at 01:32PM

Idiot Psalm 12 A psalm of Isaak, amid uncommon darkness O Being both far distant and most near, O Lover embracing all unlovable, O Tender Tether binding us together, and binding, yea and tenderly, Your Person to ourselves, Being both beyond our ken, and kindred, One whose dire energies invest…

WordSpa on Facebook – November 19, 2015 at 01:12PM

This gem was recently the poem of the day at the Writer’s Almanac. Is there a line or image that draws you? Want The wasps outside the kitchen window are making that thick, unraveling sound again, floating in and out of the bald head of their nest, seeming not to…

Calling the Dog

Link: Calling the Dog – Yes to this with all of those cells!

Meditating with Poetry

Try This Renewing Spiritual Practice – Meditating With Poetry “Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within”.  – Tennyson I speak for a living. One day, while designing a workshop on spirituality and work, I was previewing a video by David Whyte called “Through the Eye of…

Say it in Six: A Resource for Facilitators, an Exercise for Writers

Breakfast: calm island amidst a choppy day. – by Chef Jim     The above is a charming example of a six words exercise that can be a terrific source of inspiration for both poetry lovers, facilitators of circles, and poetry writers. The site is rich with contributions by people…

Where To Get Ideas For Poetry Circles

We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things [but] there are times when we stop. We sit still. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other…

Poetry Gathering Themes

These are actual pages from my desktop document, alluded to in the article on the WordSPA website, Where to Get Ideas for Poetry Circles. (Just so you can see that messy collections are ok!) Now start your own, and start cookin’. Good birds, Good words The Japanese phrase wabi sabi…

Finding The Sacred In Poetry, September 26 - 28
Advent and Christmas Poetry Circles

Prepare your heart with an evening of Advent and Christmas Poetry Circle! Thursday, Dec. 4 at Centering Space, Lakewood, OH Sunday, Dec. 7 at Holy Family Parish in Stowe, OH Tuesday Dec. 15, at Jesuit Retreat House, Parma, OH