video password = poeming
video URL if you need it = https://vimeo.com/99801343
In the video today, I share about how reading one poem pushed me to feel less alone and begin my own adventure into poetry, how this course will be a bit like my yoga classes, and today's writing prompt.
I also mention the following poems and resources:
- "Love After Love" by Derek Walcott from his collection in Collected Poems: 1948-1984. You can read this poem here.
- The Artist Way by Julia Cameron (I just discovered this short explaination and video from her that explains her morning pages)
Today's Writing Prompt: Just put pen to paper (and let go of any brain lint)
Grab your journal (or computer if you prefer to type) and turn to a blank page. Set a timer for at least 5 minutes (and no more than 15 or 20). Put your pen to the page and write until the timer goes off. Think of this as just making space in your mind by letting all the clutter and thoughts and “brain lint” that gathers escape to the page. I often call this freewriting or stream-of-consciousness writing.