Monday, November 28, 2016

for December ritual in poetry writing

Getting ready to write: December provides an end to the year, a time of resolutions and beginnings. It is actually a countup from 1 to 31. Make a list of things that show radical love. These are things you do or hope to do, a list of things to do.

I want December to not be a countdown to doom, but a countup to radical love, unity, and resistance. I am writing a poem a day to accomplish preparedness and to align myself with you. Are you with me? Develop your ritual for writing. Let's do this!

Sit down with:
facebook posts
an article from the day as political situation
a good memory
someone beloved in mind
dreams collective and individual
a book of poems
the imagination

(some of this list is borrowed from Sandra Simonds's facebook post)