Monday, 13 April 2020

Live Session 13th April ~ Easter with Kathleen Jamie

Another rich Water Story zoom session this morning but it was cut short in the middle of our farewells... next monday I will use the Lapidus subscription so that we can keep the meeting going uninterrupted from 1030 to 1200 (I will send an invitation in advance and set the meeting to start at 1020). Mary, sorry we lost you!

Our writing prompt

roaming on Rannoch Moor 

came from Kathleen Jamie's poem

Could I also recommend this link of Kathleen Jamie reading her own poems
What a writer! And she's ours! (Scotland's)

Now to brighten your day here is an Aileen picture... with some writing showing through. And below, thanks to Sheila, for an extraordinary poem written by Kathleen O'Mara during the 1869 cholera epidemic... reprinted during the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic... it could have been written today!

Written by Kathleen O’Mara:

And people stayed at home
And read books
And listened
And they rested
And did exercises
And made art and played
And learned new ways of being
And stopped and listened
More deeply
Someone meditated, someone prayed
Someone met their shadow
And people began to think differently
And people healed.
And in the absence of people who
Lived in ignorant ways
Dangerous, meaningless and heartless,
The earth also began to heal
And when the danger ended and
People found themselves
They grieved for the dead
And made new choices
And dreamed of new visions
And created new ways of living
And completely healed the earth
Just as they were healed.

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