Imbolc is a time for drawing the seeds of possibility out from the deep dreamworld of winter darkness, into the earth of everyday life where they can be planted in the ground to grow. A time of radical affirmation: acknowledging the daily details of the life I have manifested up to now. Writing with radical … Continue reading Radical Affirmation & Writing with Ganesha
This week's writing practice has been grounded in the realities of my daily life. Journalling & free-writing became a starting point for developing a poetic response in exploring the sonnet form through contemporary experimentation.
This week's writing practice has drawn on the seasonal shift into Imbolc and the power of the waxing moon to plant seeds for future growth.
Cha is doing something far more interesting than describing here, though. The way she uses language constitutes an attempt to perform the function of mantra: that is, to do what mantra does.
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The ritual of the eclipse, the ritual of the text, becomes our ritual. We participate in its duration as actively engaged readers, entering into relationship with its author Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, and with each other as we do so.
Nancy Cunard - searingly aware of the 'hell' of a reputation - makes a case for the inconclusive in both life and narrative, refuting the totalising perspective from which ultimate judgements can be made.
The dubs in our ritual collaboration became duppies: the returned spectres of colonial racial violence in contemporary Britain; the silences of the untold; the repetitions and echoes of (one) another's words.
This is an invitation.
"I write this love as all transition As if I'm in instinctual flight"