Messy. Mysterious. Unruly. The world we live
in is anything but easy to pin down. And that,
in fact, is what poets have been writing about
for centuries. Consider this hokku by Matsuo
Basho, written in Japan in the 17th
the sea dark
the call of a duck
What I love about this poem—about poetry in
general—is that it doesn’t treat the world as if
it’s a problem to be solved, rather it honors
the fabric of reality: opposition and paradox
and a multiplicity of meanings.
This is, perhaps, my favorite invitation in
poetry—to keep opening to the world as it is.
You feel the call, too? Let’s play.
Dream Come True:
DeLuge Journal focuses on the creativity that
arises from dreams, and published my poem “Three
Slow Dances” in their most
Writing from a
Quiet Place: Once again I will be co-leading a
poetry and meditation retreat with dharma teacher
Susie Harrington in La Sal, Utah. Join us for
The Grand Embrace, March 10-12, 2017.
What Do You Call A Group of
Poets? A Heard! I’ve partnered with the San Juan
Independent to launch an interactive poetry map,
Heard of Poets: Poems from Colorado’s Western Slope.
Each week we feature a new poet.
Find it here.
A Daily Dose of Poetry:
To read my daily poems, check
out my blog
PDF of Rosemery's 2017 Schedule here!
(for printing and emailing)