Poet, Playwright, Workshop Facilitator
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Writing from My Photo Stream ~ Kelly DuMar


#NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream


Today I cut short my walk to prepare a writing prompt for my Wednesday morning writing group: on silence. We read Mary Oliver's poem, Today:

. . . I hardly move though really I’m traveling

a terrific distance.

Stillness. One of the doors

into the temple.
— Mary Oliver

I invited everyone to meditate for five minutes, then write from the prompt:

Where is silence in your body?

Draw this place, sketch it, or describe it. . . .

How does it feel to sit in stillness today?

What do you see in your silence?

What do you smell in your silence?

What kind of border, real or imagined, exists around your place of silence?

Describe it. . .


The results? Pretty spectacular.

All text and photos copyright Kelly DuMar 2017