A Poet Responds to a Painting

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Recently I received some fabulous mail from a Canadian friend. It was chock full of the kind of ephemera we journaling types adore.  Canada is celebrating it’s 150th birthday this year but it seems I get the presents. She included a lovely Starbucks Canadian travel mug I have been toting back and forth on my out and about town excursions. One of the exquisite treasures I received was an artist post card. On it was a painting I felt incredibly drawn to, above the many lovely images sent. As I tipped it (taped it with washi tape) into my journal, I was inspired to write a poem.

Poetry continues to be a powerful pathway for me. I believe it is a pathway for  many things, connection, community, and conversation. Art offers the same  to all in its various forms. There is no limit to where the imagination can lead. I  find inspiration in both artwork and artist, so be sure and check out the artist whose work inspired the poem below:  Shannon Ford. I know you will find her work incredible to  see!

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The Empty Glass and Understanding Poetry

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My husband and I attended a “Poetry Jam” in Pawcatuck, Connecticut at a lovely Cafe  (Valiant Brothers Provisions)  this week which was hosted by RI Poet Laureate Emeritus Lisa Starr and her former High School Creative Writing  Teacher, Lou Gabordi. It was a a wonderful night of excellent food, warm laughter and  a deliciously eclectic mix of words.

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Still Water Reflections

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Sharing a poem I wrote earlier this month. Initially I titled it Examination Day, but after going back and forth with hubby about all the possibilities- I just went with the sheep by still waters…

May your self- reflection always  reveal an abundance of grace within, that you may be able to abundantly give it.  For such times as these…

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Journaling Through Adversity

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If God asks that you bend, bend and do not complain. He is making you more flexible, and for this be thankful. ~Terri Guillemets

 

Welcome!

Today, I am extending an invitation of sorts. A few moments with your pen, paper and quietness as it finds you. Grab your journal, scrap paper or whatever is available.

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Ascending the Staircase

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This morning’s offering was actually written yesterday morning. The Poetry as Pathway Series will be coming by June. God willing. In the meantime I pray these words encourage you today.

 

Ascending The Staircase

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