Three weeks into a fresh writing practice, joining with Sandra Heska King and Dave Harrity and other brave explorers. Each week, we are reading and writing through exercises to generate a writing habit and a small poem. Our text is Dave's book, Making Manifest: On Faith, Creativity and the Kingdom at Hand

This week found us observing nature, jotting notes, painting small scenes with words, filling in blanks, webbing out associations, mulling over animal metaphors and much more.


The following poem sifted through the exercises to various forms and revisions in the space provided and now typed into this space.


I am deer--
standing quiet
in a mist of mystery.

Plural or singular?
Sensitive or strong?
Poised or scared?

Mist revises into smoke searing
through layers of question
burning:

Am I molded or free?



Read other poems and their stories at Sandra Heska King's place here.



 


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05/23/2014 9:39am

perhaps freest when we allow Him to do the molding?
beautiful words here

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Kel Rohlf
05/23/2014 10:03am

Karin- That thought occurred to me as well...when I surrender to the Potter he makes all things new and frees me up to be me! the me He intended!

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Tarissa Helms
05/23/2014 9:51am

Kel, I chose deer as well. :) Loved reading your reflections.

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Kel Rohlf
05/23/2014 10:06am

Thanks Tarissa! I was going to choose spider, but deer seemed less complicated at the time. And I sorta like how this offering turned out...in my mind the deer could be one of the plastic molded ones that some people like to decorate lawns with :)

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05/23/2014 10:04am

This is lovely, Kel. Thank you.

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Kel Rohlf
05/23/2014 10:06am

Thanks Diana!

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05/23/2014 1:03pm

Kel,
What a powerful question at the end...and the Mist line...really like it :)

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Kel Rohlf
05/25/2014 9:57am

Dolly- Thanks! I love the challenge of making poetry and asking questions...

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05/02/2016 2:48am

Some things are making an artificial for us. But the original form of the thing has another value of the things. Which we will not consider the real or original or artificial things as well. We should always try to use the real things for using any kind of matters.

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08/11/2016 11:30pm

This week I was observing nature, jotting notes, painting small scenes with words, filling in blanks, webbing out associations as you too! I like that so much!

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