Crafternoon Poetry Workshop

It’s always good to work on my craft, especially when it lifts up the local poetry community by engaging with such lovely folks as today allowed. I feel richly blessed to have taken part in @sejdb ‘s exercises. Happy National Poetry Month everyone!
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“A poet’s work … to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it from going to sleep.”
~Salman Rushdie
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(From my notes today)
Poetry is my cathartic release.
Poetry is my pastime.
Poetry is my therapy.
Poetry is my first love.
Poetry is my way of sharing and connecting with others for the sake of building relationships and community.
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Authenticity proves itself over time regardless of doubt or obstacles, as heartfelt rhythms echo the patterns brought forth by our innermost self. Symbolic gestures aid in the understanding of our authentic hearts while emotional extension to others builds bridges rather than walls, revealing the paths we were meant to be on all along…
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About SIDEWAYS EIGHT

Being heard, stirred, and perhaps cured by life's many hidden images and the written-spoken word.
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