Live Virtual Group Session: 12PM EDT September 15th 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined for this session!

For this session we close read The Road Ahead by Turlough O’Carolan, posted below.

Our prompt for this session was: “Write about the phantoms you will be.

More details on this session will be posted, so check back!

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The Road Ahead by Turlough O’Carolan

The road ahead is like the road behind.
The dreams achieved revise the dreams to come.
Mind shapes world, and new-shaped world shapes mind,
As what you are steps back from what you've done.

The deeper you resides in its own space,
Sheltered like a yolk from wind and tide,
Filled with unimaginable grace
To wander through the paradise inside.

Ambitious girl! Become what dream you will,
And sail across each dark, forbidding sea.
Within, the fawn will graze sweet meadows still,
Untouched by all the phantoms you will be

3 thoughts on “Live Virtual Group Session: 12PM EDT September 15th 2021

  1. About the phantoms I will be~~~

    Life is an everchanging journey,
    continually rediscovering the person I am to be.

    Youth brought with it rebellion, inquisitiveness, and exploration.
    As the years ticked by,
    contemplation filled the corners of my mind.
    Making choices based on experience rather than spur-of-the-moment fancies.
    Realizing decisions forged affect not only me, but also others around me.

    In the end, I must remember to be true to myself,
    to honor the spirit that lies within.
    If I do that, the dark phantoms of life that reside in the shadows will be cast to the side,
    and those which spur me on to kindness and generosity will lead my way,
    encouraging me to welcome the future
    and to roll about in the verdant grasses of life which surround me.


  2. al3793

    I have never seen a phantom
    I can only imagine what one would be like
    a poltergeist along a sometimes lonely road in the night
    that we all travel at times
    some days a welcomed fellow traveler
    some days as unexpected and unwanted as a haint
    from up one of life’s damp, dark hollows
    exploring dark crevices by the light of a firefly
    or by the dimming twilight or
    feeling our way through the pitch of night or
    dawn’s first thin ray
    or by the blaze of the midday sun
    and somehow, we eventually find our way back.

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