Monday, 25 May 2020

Live session 25/5/20 ~ Spring with Manley Hopkins and Burns

This morning's session can only be described as deeply nourishing. There is no shortage of poetry about spring but we settled on Spring     by Gerard Manley Hopkins
to start with. We used the line

weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush 

for our first prompt and went in many directions from there.

After a relaxing few minutes of mindfulness from the skilled Tara Dakini (thank you Tara) we visited the lesser known poem by Rabbie Burns:
O were my Love yon Lilac fair     by Robert Burns

From just two minutes of writing our Angie comes up with not one but TWO pieces like this:

selected line from poem - "And I a bird to shelter there"

Breath moves
with breast
to ear pressed
we rest
like lovebirds
sheltered in a nest


Angie Strachan ©­




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