Thursday, January 15, 2009
Reporting on My First Creative Writing class
Well, I must say that I was a little scared and nervous when I got there, but soon became very comfortable in my new circle of friends. I like the way she established rules of confideniality right away, saying that all of our work was fresh and new and vunerable and not open to critisism. Only positive stroking allowed. That put me at ease at once. We started off with a meditative exercise and opened up our creative channels. As the creative juices flowed, I became aware of just how open I was allowed to be, listening to others read their innermost thoughts. It was like being present in the very private chambers of other peoples mind.
Ok..so I liked it alot. I learned about sonnets and iambic pentameter.
My favorite topic thrown out there was: I am from...
Here is what I wrote...
I am from my past, emerged from chaos and disorder, into the here and now, into chaos and disorder. Damaged? Sure, but intact and whole. I am from fire, air, water, earth and spirit, and I have a center, a warm, beating, pulsating live thing that keeps me here. I am from seasons, from the summer of my youth, thru the spring of my step into motherhood and the fall into the winter of my crone-dom. I am from my ancestors, who watch me from the thin veil of life and death that separates us from them and the DNA that joins us, the stuff of life.
That's it. We had 5 minutes to write it. It just sort of rolled out of me after I got started.
There were several more opportunities to write and we were there for 3 hours so needless to say we got alot done.
Alll in all, it was excellent.