Poet, Playwright, Workshop Facilitator
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Welcome to daily nature photo and creative writing blog, #NewThisDay

Welcome to my daily nature photo blog

Writing from My Photo Stream ~ Kelly DuMar


#NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream

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This morning I woke early from a sweet, emotionally enlightening dream:

I was at a retreat of sorts, with friends, with a tribe, and Bob Dylan turned up, and the next morning, before we were all to part from the gathering, he was cradling me in his arms, he'd come with a message and chosen me, as if we were old friends, and, although it felt personal, I saw that it was a spiritual message for everyone present, and carried the weight of his artistic authority. He was sharing for me, but through me too: All losses will be restored is what he said, and I knew this to be so.


I had already picked my daily blooms this morning (photographed them, I mean), and I was working on my egg essay, quite productively, when this sweet and fiery solstice chant dropped into my e-mail via poet Annie Finch's blog, and I let her words shine into the bloom of my work. 

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Summer Solstice Chant

The sun, rich and open,
stretches and pours on the bloom of our work.

In the center of the new flowers,
a darker wing of fire
points you, like a flower.

Point your fire like a flower.
— Annie Finch, From Spells: New & Selected Poems #anniespells on Twitter & Instagram

All photos and text copyright Kelly DuMar 2018 unless otherwise attributed.