It’s amazing the way we see the simple function of a button, and what it can conjure in our lives. The stories, the metaphors and the value it brings.
‘Layers’ – they are so varied! So many ways to see, feel and describe things. A great word for expressing more about how life is viewed.
‘Thunder’ – what is the first thing that comes to mind with this word? A thunderbolt of some sort? See what it brought to some of us at poetry.
‘Connection’ – used and expressed in relation to so many things; physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and then there’s the electrical, magnetic type of connection. Loved where it took us.
River’ – what type of river jumps out at you? Whether as a metaphor of the actual, a river can be or relate to so many things.
‘Whistle’ – so many ways a whistle sound arrives. A sound that can bring all sorts of feelings and responses. What whistles stand out for you?
Where does the word ‘paddock’ take you? It was wonderful that memories, feelings, ideas and realisations emerged.
‘Almost’ – an adverb that is used in relation to so many actions and instances; providing a sense of or feeling around many different emotions and possibilities.
‘Lost’ – where have you been lost? When? How did it feel? What did it bring you? Here are a few of the expressions from the week.
‘Suspicious’ – what creates suspicion? What does it conjure in you? Like most things in life, there are many views. On the one hand suspicion can be a helpful thing, and in another moment it can be inhibiting.
‘Toast’ – the smell of or the sound of, which way do you go with this word? Once again, the amazing way in which a word helps us to express how we see the world, and how to creatively express what matters to us.
‘Foreign’ – what does this conjure for you? It can relate to so many things and this week’s poems showed just that. It certainly led to a range of discussions around some very current topics and themes.