Welcome to 2021 National Poetry Month. It's my fifteenth year of participating (some years better than others).
This year I'm taking a look at some previous poems that I enjoyed and will be revising. Some have been on the blog before and others not.
I have five great interviews lined up:
April 2 POETRY FRIDAY: ALLAN WOLF
April 9 POETRY FRIDAY: LISA FIPPS
April 16 POETRY FRIDAY: CHRIS BARON
April 23 POETRY FRIDAY: JOANNE ROSSMASSLER FRITZ
April 30 POETRY FRIDAY: LITA JUDGE
I love getting books into the hands of readers so there will be prizes for stopping by and saying hi.
I recently finished twelve weeks with a group of fabulous writers and poets. We read THE ARTIST'S WAY by Julie Cameron and discussed the chapter each week. A task one week was to write am artist's prayer. I really wasn't sure I could do it. But I scribbled one in my notebook. Last week, I revised it using my One Little Word from that last several years to create the prayer.
The book if you haven't read it, really encourages the idea of playing with art and trying new things. It calls for a weekly Artist Date. I've been sitting on some paint canvases so I decided to paint and collage my prayer/poem.
Begin this day, mindful of the world and those I love,
mindful of my ancestors’ blessings
Begin this day, believing in my creative self
Begin this day by opening my mind, my heart
Begin this day by focusing on the sights, the sounds
of my surroundings, the secrets of the natural world
Begin this day with the hope for possibilities to arrive
Begin this day, seeking the the wonders, the curiosities of the earth
Begin this day imagining and seeing things from a kaleidoscope perspective
Begin this day full of joy
Begin this day ready to flourish where I am
© jone rush macculloch, 2021
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