Exploring Poetry of Presence—Reading & Writing to Open the Heart
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-Noon mountain time
October 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
How can writing poems help us enter the world with more curiosity, more wonder, more compassion, more love—especially when things seem difficult? For five weeks, we’ll read poems in the anthology Poetry of Presence II: More Mindfulness Poems edited by Ruby R. Wilson and Phyllis Cole-Dai, poems chosen “to crack open the tough stuff and spill out the light,” poems that invite us to “practice mindfulness smack dab in the middle of our busy lives.” And each week, we’ll leap into our own writing.
Rosemerry will be drawing from her book, Exploring Poetry of Presence II: Prompts to Deepen Your Writing Practice. You don’t need this companion book, but you will need to have the anthology in hand to participate in class.
“Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer has always been a wise and gentle guide, leading us into deeper presence with her luminous poems. Yet what she has crafted here, as a companion to an already soul-nourishing anthology, is nothing short of a sacred text that will lift you up, and keep you company on the whole human journey—from joy to loss and back to the joy of full aliveness again.”
author of Kindness Will Save the World
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