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ZOOM: Nature, Poetry and the Language of the Spirit   

**This class will be taught on Zoom**

Poetry is the language of the soul. It’s a powerful technique to access your inner wisdom and express it with power and beauty. In this workshop, we will explore: 

- How to go beyond description with poems inspired by the natural world. 

- Wildness, meditative silence, leaping and light. 

- How to write a poem that is larger than you are. 

- Writing techniques to make your language sing. 

Diane Frank provides a safe and supportive environment to create and share poems. She works closely and personally with each writer to help you break through to a deeper level of expression. 

 

Week 1: 

   Writing poems inspired by the natural world.

   How to go beyond description with poems inspired by the natural world.

   Wildness, meditative silence, leaping and light. 

   The Writer’s Toolbox 

   Free Write and reading circle. 

 

Week 2:

    Continue exploring poetry inspired by the natural world. 

   The Writer’s Toolbox 

    A gentle approach to workshopping poems. 

    Workshop of poems by course participants. 

 

Weeks 3 and 4: 

   The poem inside the poem.  

   Virtuoso editing techniques 

   The Writer’s Toolbox 

   Workshop of poems by course participants. 


 

Week 5: 

   Continue exploring poetry inspired by the natural world. 

   How to write a poem that is larger than you are. 

   Writing techniques to make your language sing. 

   The Writer’s Toolbox: Virtuoso Editing Techniques 

   Workshop of poems by course participants. 

 

Week 6: 

   Ways to stay inspired and keep writing. 

   Exploring the mystery of language. 

   Staying open to the world, your visions, your memories and your dreams. 

   Workshop of poems by course participants. 

 

This class is not available at this time.