Assignment for Week
Four -- STONES
simply, write a poem that is inspired by a stone. First you have to
select a stone and prepare it, so that it can stimulate your creative
energy or charge your spiritual/poetic battery as you write. Do
this before you even contemplate the exercise. Preparation of the
stone for all of this is covered in "Stone Background." Click on
link, and read it carefully before you read further in this exercise.
alternative ways to
convert the creative energy you’re gaining from the
you’ve chosen -- into a poem. Feel free
to write the strings of inspiration that flow.
Stay with the magic of what is happening as you go.
the alternative [or alternatives] that work[s] best for you.)
the whole stone in the moment in which you find it, but allow your
imaginative powers to take you to the core of the stone, to its centers
of energy. The stone and the soul of the
stone at this precise moment.
the myth that explains the stone’s existence.
the stone in the context of some other episode in which it
participated. Allow the stone’s consciousness to assist you in this. The stone could have been part of a great
fence, a castle wall, a child’s collection. It
could have been a knight’s talisman. Tell
the story of the stone in the context which you and the stone find for
the stone’s version of you.
on a dialogue with the stone.
the question: What does the stone seek?
the consciousness of the stone: the part that contains its memory and
its wisdom, and let the stone describe itself. You
are only the interpreter, and you can follow the stone’s meanderings to
whatever and wherever and whenever. (This may seem like item 1, above,
but read more closely; it is entirely different.)
the stone’s wisdom – what it most wants to tell you now, about what it
sees, about what it feels.
yourself through your own version of the Creator, who created both you
and the stone, and from that triangle, find new wisdom, new lessons.
the stone’s welled energy so desperate to escape that it is about to
explode. It shall explode if you fail to
release the energy through expression.
the stone craving your creative energy to restore its waning