Wide-Open Listening: Where Nature Meets Human Nature in Yosemite
How do we deepen our relationship with the world around us? Using metaphor as a tool and wonderment as a practice, we’ll explore how poetry can build a bridge between the landscapes of our inner world and the landscapes we inhabit. As Mary Oliver says, “The world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you … over and over.” Poems help us hear the call and meet it with our attention. We’ll read, write, discuss process, and, if you wish, share. For writers, non-writers, people who think they hate poetry and those who see it everywhere they turn.
This project is made possible by the National Park Service and through the generosity of Yosemite Conservancy donors and the Friends of Parsons Lodge.