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Creative Living: Creative Presence

Posts In This category Are About Cultivating The Create State

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Creativist Me, Creativist World: Donald Trump

This week, thoughts about Donald Trump, the new President-elect of the United States, were all over my F-R-E-E-Writing. And all over my Twitter feed, as friends and followers poured out disappointment, anger, fear and despair, and countless assumptions about what it will means for the US, and the rest of the world, that the American people have voted in a man like Trump as their president. It was like deja vu here in the UK,  after the recent referendum in which the UK voted to leave the European Union. The response is a kind of fear and hatred and intolerance, from those…

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Creative Living: Creative Presence, How To Write Haiku

Today’s Haiku

Night pressing/ the window. Our neighbour’s tree/ waits for light. Now, your turn. Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 haiku. Use the thirteen syllables to give a short summation of a moment: what you saw, heard, touched, tasted or smelled. Turn the moment in time into an image. Don’t tell us what happened, show us. Don’t tell us how you felt. Trust the images, the sense perception, to hold the emotion. A good haiku conveys a mood, without showing a person or mentioning the mood.

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