Live Virtual Group Session: 6pm EDT October 12th 2020

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this session!

Our text was the poem “The Snow Mare” by N. Scott Momaday, posted below.

Our prompt was: “Write about bursts of soft commotion.

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The Snow Mare by N. Scott Momaday

In my dream, a blue mare loping,
Pewter on a porcelain field, away.
There are bursts of soft commotion
Where her hooves drive in the drifts,
And as dusk ebbs on the plane of night,
She shears the web of winter,
And on the far, blind side
She is no more. I behold nothing,
Wherein the mare dissolves in memory,
Beyond the burden Of being.

2 thoughts on “Live Virtual Group Session: 6pm EDT October 12th 2020

  1. Bursts of soft commotion~~~

    I stand looking into the distance.
    Loud noises surround me and deaden my senses.
    The landscape is littered with meaningless discord.
    I am right, you are wrong.
    Disjointed conversations of picking sides,
    deciphering between truth and falsehood.

    I move into the shadows to find solitude,
    to find silence so I may listen to my thoughts.
    I look up to the full moon casting its luminescent glow upon the earth.
    Off in the distance,
    I hear the melodious tones of a mockingbird,
    its variety of song uplifting my spirit,
    uplifting my heart.

    I forget if only temporarily,
    the tumult of the world
    and listen instead to the comforting commotion uttered by this force of Nature.
    Silent night, peaceful night.


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