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dVerse Prosery

Hi, In dVerse’s Prosery hosted by Lisa, she challenges us to incorporate the line ‘In the tender gray, I swim undisturbed’ from the poem “In Sullivan County” by Celia Dropkin, into a piece of prose. It can be flash fiction, non-fiction, or creative non-fiction, but it must be prose and not prose poetry and noContinue reading “dVerse Prosery”

María Sabina Magdalena García

María Sabina Magdalena García (1894 – 1985), was reported to be born on 22 July in 1894 she was known as the “priestess of mushrooms,” and was probably the most famous Mexican healer to have ever lived and a great poet. Her history and reputation led her to serve as a bridge between the mysticalContinue reading “María Sabina Magdalena García”

Zen Inspiration for Poetry

The origin of Zen – The Buddha is said to have given a “silent sermon”, he held up a flower and gazed at it, after a while, a monk called Mahakasyapa, began to smile. He is said to have been the only one who had understood the sermon. According to legend, that smile (that isContinue reading “Zen Inspiration for Poetry”

Zen Inspiration

The origin of Zen – The Buddha is said to have given a “silent sermon”, he held up a flower and gazed at it, after a while, a monk called Mahakasyapa, began to smile. He is said to have been the only one who had understood the sermon. According to legend, that smile (that isContinue reading “Zen Inspiration”

Writing is Healing

Writing is a powerful tool and can act as a bridge between the inner and outer worlds. Everyone needs to make meaning of their lives, this is particularly true of trauma survivors where self expression is often trapped within the body unable to be verbalised, sometimes it is good to do some mediation or Breath-worksContinue reading “Writing is Healing”

María Sabina Magdalena García

María Sabina Magdalena García (1894 – 1985), was born on this day 22 July in 1894 she was known as the “priestess of mushrooms,” and was probably the most famous Mexican healer to have ever lived and a great poet. Her history and reputation led her to serve as a bridge between the mystical andContinue reading “María Sabina Magdalena García”

Poetry Improves Your Writing

The ability to express complex images and feelings in a few lines, is what makes anyone involved in the business of advertising at the top of their game, so what better than writing poetry to help with this. Naturally, it follows that it can help all writers, not just poets, to develop their craft. StartContinue reading “Poetry Improves Your Writing”