Write a poem a day



Thirty poems in 30 days?

Our local Buddhist community invites folks to write a poem each day, from the start of April to the finish.

Sounds like a sweet challenge: can I write a poem a day? Can you?

I’m pretty sure the Zen community thinks of this activity as something that will encourage your creativity and increase thoughtfulness.

This weeks’ prompt is to think about nature.

So I think about my nature to inspire my words.

For me, writing for 30 days is about the competition.

Shameful, I know.

Buddhists aren’t interested in vying for recognition, one aspect of competition.

Buddhists are interested in reflection and realization.

I hope to feed my competitive spirit while bending to the winds of poetry.

You can take part in the writing by logging into the Zen Community of Oregon website.

See you there.

Here’s my April 1 poem, a haiku:

Focus on nature

Breathe, eyes shut, listen, listen

Rustle, rumble, chat


Artwork from http://guides.robeson.edu/poetry



About Cynthia Coleman Emery

Professor and researcher at Portland State University who studies science communication, particularly issues that impact American Indians. Dr. Coleman is an enrolled citizen of the Osage Nation.
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