This week’s writing prompt comes from Reed Bye’s Contemplative Poetics seminar.
- Take a walk, 30 minutes to an hour, open-minded, noticing but releasing thoughts, perceptions, feelings to stay present with the immediate environment. After returning, write the walk from immediate recollection of its mental images in 15-20 minute sitting. Look at again a few hours later; make any minor additions, corrections that come spontaneously to mind.
- Go outside; look openly; horizon, ground, sky. Turning slowly, stop at four cardinal directions, repeating the process at each stop for one minute. Extend into sense perceptions. Feel what you feel; see what you see, before you name it. Come back in & write.