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Four Elements

Nature is always a reliable healing presence for me.

I often include some reference to it in my writing.

Writing prompt: Complete this phrase “and I will”…..with a statement inspired by each of the four elements, one per line.

Earth, Water, Fire, Air.

Full permission for artistic interpretation! Would love to hear/see your poems.

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A Wild River in Me

I needed to make a major decision in my life that was causing great grief. It was nearly impossible to make because of my sadness. So I prayed. When I prayed and attended to my sadness in a tender way I was able to go deep to discover the strength inside me to move forward. This poem reflects the process. Hope this inspires you in some way. Peace, Jo

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Grief/Gratitude

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es, trauma is about loss.  Loss of a loved one maybe or
even of one’s sense of self or safety.  It is valuable to pay attention
to our feelings.  It is a sign of self-respect.  Take care.

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I find gratitude is good medicine for grief. We don’t escape the pain
but we can still discover beauty and meaning in our current life. It is a
healing salve. How about making a gratitude collage.

Poetry Prompt

Let’s continue with the Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Poem by adding the second line.

Today my name is………………………….
{fill in the blank with your favorite color and favorite object.  You might want to add some other spicey words to describe the object.}

How people come from delight or the scars of damage to the comfort of a poem.
Mary Oliver