Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The end of the river

Taken in Snowdonia, 2010

I’ve enjoyed taking part in this month’s river of stones.  Its not always been an easy practice.  There have been times where I’ve been sitting at my computer at 11pm trying to wrack my brains for something that I had noticed that day.  As well as the commitment to notice things, there was also the pressure to create. Sometimes the words flowed, sometimes they didn’t.  Occasionally, I noticed something that evolved quickly into poetry.  At other times, I was conscious that things that I noticed would not translate well into words, they were too ordinary, too dull.  My mind wanted to move on, to find something more poetic, more beautiful.  It was a practice in acceptance, in observing a moment and telling its story.   

Thanks for everyone who visited my blog this month, I've appreciated each one of your comments. Deep bow.


Anonymous said...

A beautiful post. I have so enjoyed your posts this past month and I do hope you will continue on.
I will admit, despite understanding what you wrote above, I would still love to read one from you every day (I'm hooked); but a tidbit dropped every once in a while will be appreciated too!
Thank you for sharing your stones and your view!

Duff said...

I, too, have enjoyed your posts. The river was a great way of bringing folks from all over the world into an intentional moment each day.

Rena J. Traxel said...

I can relate! There were a few days that I wrote a small stone at 11pm and some of my small stones turned into poems! I plan on continuing to write stones as I found many of them led to new ideas for stories/poems.

Mark Sargeant said...

Thanks for all the comments. I will hopefully continue to post some more "tidbits" in here on a regular basis!

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none said...

Hi Mark, wondering how you are and if you've been writing. Hope you're well. Blessings :)