Live Virtual Group Session: 6pm EDT June 10th 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined for this session!

Our text for this session was the poem Another Night at Sea Level” by Meg Day, posted below.

Our prompt for this session was: “Write about a time you welcomed an adventure.”

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Participants are warmly encouraged to share what you wrote below (“Leave a Reply”), to keep the conversation going here, bearing in mind that the blog of course is a public space where confidentiality is not assured.

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Please join us for our next session Saturday June 12th at 11am EDT, with more times listed on our Live Virtual Group Sessions page.

Another Night at Sea Level” by Meg Day

On the third day, I wrote to you
about the sky, its elastic way
of stretching so ocean-wide
that the only way to name it
was to compare it to Montana’s.
Lately, the sky is a ceiling
I wake to: broad & blank
& stubborn, stiff at the edges
like a fever cloth wrung out
& gone cold in the night, damp
with the wicking of latent ache.
But tonight I was walking
home along the coastline
& caught the huge moon
in my throat. There’s a man
somewhere on the planet
who has been to that moon,
who has stepped out of that sky,
& will never sleep the same
because of it. Will always be
sad or feel small, or wonder
how it is a person can be
a person, if being a person
is worrying about things;
whose eyes cannot see
what things are, but only
the slightness of them.
I think of writing to you
in this way—welcoming
the adventure of it—
& of being wrecked
proper, of being ruined.

One thought on “Live Virtual Group Session: 6pm EDT June 10th 2021

  1. About a time I welcomed an adventure~~~

    My life was pushed up against a wall.
    Pushed by a force internal to my body.
    My spirit, my reason for being was tested.

    Do I cower and resign myself to the fates or do I persevere and struggle back to my feet?
    I chose the latter.
    I welcome the adventure of climbing back up, of soaring above the little obstacles I once thought huge.

    The sky is limitless, my possibilities are limitless.
    And so I breathe deeply and welcome the dawning day.


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