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Haiku on Instagram

It’s my daily hobby to play with a form of poetry called haiku, as a way of fostering creative presence in the moment. And lately I’ve started posting them on Instagram with a photograph of that moment. Haiku is an act of transcription. Here are a few recent ones: Park walking. The time of bluebells, my hand in your hand. ~ Night pressing the window. Our neighbour’s tree waits for light. ~ Daughter’s dress has mirror circles. Sequins of myself. ~ Now your turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 haiku. Use the thirteen syllables to give…

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Last Week: Go Creative With… Patti Smith Ten Thoughts on creating from Pamela Travers, author of Mary Poppins. The Unknown — our beautiful Anglo-Saxon word, intimate, reverberant, profound, not so much to be understood as stood under while it rains upon us — that is something I could live with and, indeed, have revered, cherished, and tried to serve for many a year and day. Call it the Unknown and one can conceive of the creative process as being a next door neighbor to it. C.S Lewis, in a letter to a friend, says, “There is only one Creator and we…

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Ten Thoughts on creating from Pamela Travers, author of Mary Poppins. Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins The Unknown — our beautiful Anglo-Saxon word, intimate, reverberant, profound, not so much to be understood as stood under while it rains upon us — that is something I could live with and, indeed, have revered, cherished, and tried to serve for many a year and day. Call it the Unknown and one can conceive of the creative process as being a next door neighbor to it. C.S Lewis, in a letter to a friend, says, “There is only one Creator and we merely mix…

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