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Creative Writing: Creative Presence

Posts In This category Are About Cultivating The Create State

Creative Writing: Creative Presence, My Poetry

Creative Writing: Poems to Inspire: Sea Sounds

I come down to the sea to sit on a rock, and meditate, all thought undone, in the waves’ whoosh and turn. A young man comes, sits down on another one, takes out a guitar starts to strum. Above, on the promenade the runners have begun to run. On the road, the traffic is starting to thrum. Down here where the waves whoosh and turn, we sit on, the young singer and I, two faces upturned, warmed by the same sun the same sky and the sound of the sea underscoring his song. For me, a poem is a key,…

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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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Be More Creative Guest. This week… Alice Walker on blissful creativity

“Creation is really a sustained period of bliss — even though the subject can still be very sad. Because there’s the triumph of coming through and understanding that you have, and that you did it the way only you could do it. You didn’t do it the way somebody told you to do it. You did it just the way you had to do it. And that is what makes us us.”

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