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June 8, 2016
I had a wonderful time with our little group at the salon yesterday! We all grappled with the conflict of metaphor, starting with Irene’s bringing Dickinson’s “Hope is the Thing with Feathers.” Describing abstract ideas such as criticism, hope, play, and love, we came up with various images and scenes and tried expanding those into extended metaphors.
After the wine and poetry study, we all went with abandoned into the images of “home,” stirring memories and sometimes painful sensations. It’s always better to have a supportive and deeply listening group when we grapple with these sometimes hard memories.
It was a deeply moving night for me.
NEXT WEEK: Join us for another Wednesday Wine and Writing Salon, 7pm
TOPIC: Playing with Personification and Patterns.
The genesis of this topic was my commute to work today – yes, sometimes my commute is rewarding! – and saw the vineyards along 101 in Petaluma, the hills rolling like drunk old men in bed, rolling mounds covered in embryonic wine.
I hope to see you all there!
Come back to this page soon for new ways to play with personification and patterns in your writing.
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