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over here poeming (and artfesting)

liz lamoreux

 

settling in

 

I'm having one of those "oh my goodness I am so lucky" sort of days as I am tucked into a quiet I am the only one around living room in a bed & breakfast in Port Townsend watching the rain roll in across Puget Sound as I work on the Poem It Out ecourse.

This trip was a bit unexpected (in a very welcomed way) and here I am with a day and two nights at the B&B before I take Mindy Lacefield's workshop at Artfest on Saturday and then head home. While I am here, I am connecting with friends who are here for Artfest or live nearby and through it all I am coming back to center through laughter and companionship and solitude and words. 

The truth is, life is full of so much that isn't said in a blog or in a Facebook status, and I really needed this time to just take care of me. 

Today, I am surrounded by poems and prompts and am actually dancing with excitement about this new class. I suppose one might even say that today I am in fact poeming it out over here. My current favorite collection of poetry is called What Have You Lost? edited by Naomi Shihab Nye. This book is full of laugh out loud poems and poems that take my breath away with their exquisite sadness. I am soaking up its inspiration...

And you? What are you up to over there in your corner of the world?