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Invitation to Poetry: Beauty of Broken Things

Welcome to our 6th Poetry Party.  These are posted every other Monday.  I select an image and suggest a title and invite you to respond with your poems, words, reflections, quotes, song lyrics, etc.  Leave them in the comments and I’ll add them to the body of the post as they come in along with a link back to your blog if you have one (not required to participate!) Feel free to post the poem along with my image below on your blog with a link back to this post.  Please invite your readers to come join the party too! I’ve

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Invitation to Poetry: Wings Spread

Welcome to our Poetry Party No. 5.  These are posted every other Monday.  I select an image and suggest a title and invite you to respond with your poems, words, reflections, quotes, song lyrics, etc.  Leave them in the comments and I’ll add them to the body of the post as they come in along with a link back to your blog if you have one (not required to participate!) Feel free to post the poem along with my image below on your blog with a link back to this post.  Invite your readers to come join the party too.  Community poetry is

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Invitation to Poetry: Requiem for a Sunflower

Welcome to our fourth Poetry Party.  These are posted every other Monday.  I select an image and a title and invite you to respond with your poems and other words inspired by the image below.  Leave them in the comments and I’ll add them to the body of the post as they come in along with a link back to your blog if you have one (not required to participate!)  I’ll add your contributions all week and then on Friday I’ll do something a little bit different for everyone who writes their own poem. I’ll make a laminated prayer card for each

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Invitation to Poetry: Rumpled Sheets

Welcome to another poetry party and you are invited to participate.  This is my third installment, you can click to see the first and second ones.   I shared the other day about the freedom a messy spirituality is inviting me to and my dream of rumpled sheets.  Then over the weekend there was this brilliant moment when the sun was illuminating my sheets and I captured it in the photo below. What does the image evoke for you?  What words are stirred?  I invite you to share your poems (maybe you even want to try a Pantoum?), thoughts, quotes, or song lyrics in

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Invitation to Poetry: Freedom

I had such fun with my first Invitation to Poetry posted a couple of weeks ago and loved reading all of your contributions so here is another invitation for you, my wonderful readers, to add your own words to the image below.  This is a simple collage I made in about five minutes during a design elements class I took while at the art retreat, but something about it really speaks to me — the tension between the open cage and the open feathers speak to me of the promise of freedom.  What does the image evoke for you? Feel free to leave

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Invitation to Poetry: Empty Chair

The week before last when I posted the Open Doors photos I was very moved by the enthusiastic response.  Pam made a great suggestion to use them as a writing prompt.  So I think I may experiment here with that once in a while — just post a photo or photo series and invite you wonderful readers to add your words.  I know there are many poets who read here, so feel free to leave a comment or send an email with your poem or other words that come to you.   You can also send in meaningful quotes from others that connect

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