The Poem Within

May 19, 2021

Week Two – Discovering the Poem Within

Writing is a process of discovery.

-Kathy Roy

Welcome to Week Two of the Writing Dance

This week, we will engage in a practice that will draw out the poet within you.  You will be surprised to discover that there is a poem within you that is waiting to be written.  Through this guided process, we will create space for the poem to emerge.

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order
to look at things a different way.

-Edward de Bono

The Writing Practice

The writing practice that we used this week is one that invites us to play with words, experiences and images, fitting them together in new ways.  Please click the link below to print a copy of the practice to use whenever you wish.

Note:  The handout will be provided immediately following our first gathering.

Words of Inspiration

The arts express truths about life and humanity in fresh and interesting ways.  Here are some words of wisdom about creativity from the poet Rainer Maria Rilke.  May his words inspire you in your writing dance.

Note:  The handout will be provided immediately following our first gathering.

In Closing

I hope that you have enjoyed this writing practice and that you discovered a treasure waiting for you as you worked with it.  May you come back to this practice whenever you need to play with words and images in fresh ways, or when you need help expressing what your heart is holding.

Many blessings,

Kathy by the Ocean

Connect & Share

You are invited to share a word of wisdom about your experience with this writing practice.  So often, what we share will help another, so may our words be ones that encourage and support one another.