Writing the Map of You Creatively

This is pretty much what journals are all about, at least to me. I knew as I wrote them that even though they provided an excellent place for brain (and heart, and psyche) dump, they were mainly a map of me. Colleen Wainwright Do you journal? Many writers do-often years before they actually decide to… Continue reading Writing the Map of You Creatively

Silences Around Things

It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things. ~Stephen Mallarme I am posting my poem from yesterday a little self-consciously because it’s not finished but rough drafts are just stepping stones to published pieces. Art Class In the gray-green roomover the school cafeteriayou ask us to… Continue reading Silences Around Things

Enemies to Creativity

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~Sylvia Plath Do you have creativity enemies? Self-doubt, depression, resistance, fear…all of these kick in when we want to create but feel overwhelmed, paralyzed,… Continue reading Enemies to Creativity

Steeped in Sage and Onion

‚ÄúThere never was such a goose. Bob said he didn’t believe there ever was such a goose cooked. Its tenderness and flavor, size and cheapness were the themes of universal admiration. Eded out by apple-sauce and mashed potatoes, it was a sufficient dinner for the whole family; indeed, as Mrs. Cratchit said with great delight… Continue reading Steeped in Sage and Onion

What is Christmas?

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.Agnes M. Pharo