See notes below for how the following verses
were generated from the verses seen in the graphic above.
I am the Awen delivering
abundant provision’s my gift.
Words from outer’s edge
reveal at once
where I live to teach.
Swung through fire’s ring
a path is cleared
to dream and reach
from center’s point.
Fetch there to here,
create and produce
a new understanding.
Open and nurture,
then share it all.
this new awareness:
Where inspiration leads
All’s love of truth
heart, head and hands.
© Lori Fleming, 2014
Poetic Experiment 1002: Coin Leads Next Move – An Evocation
This poetic experiment was launched to assess if one can create an intentional result beyond “insight” by engaging a specific aspect of nature along with ‘word’ in a deliberate fashion. The desired outcome from this experiment is abundant funding that will tangibly provide the momentum leading me from where I am – to where I will best live and teach next.
Protocol: First an outdoor art process was undertaken at the Dragonfly Sculpture in West Seattle to announce my intention to engage with the poetic Awen and the Spirit of the Dragonfly. (See photos below of the way I chose to move energy and call to Spirit at the sculpture’s location.) This is the verse I read at the Sculpture:
Soul desires anew, commands the Known.
Acknowledge your coin, its refusal to lead.
Create the image, the color, the smells,
unlimited options, bountiful swells.
This awakening spell, employed quite ably,
Melt this fragment, Creative’s offering.
Transform its flow, beyond the past,
into the now, sketched at last.
The image is drawn, the call has been made,
transform Soul’s desire, into coin’s will.
Command the unknown
Be. Now. Known.
© Lori Fleming, 2014
The next step took the form of an initial verse, written to connect with the ‘Awen’ (a poetic inspiration) to collaborate in a move forward from my present position. The second-middle verse outlines the desire to have abundant funding take the lead in determining/generating momentum toward, what is described in the third-far-right verse, the teaching/living space desired to be in this Fall. You’ll note an Awen symbol in the background gently indicates this flow.
The three verses are written as discrete poems, which when placed side by side are read horizontally, across the three poems line by line to create a fourth poem, an Evocation, seen in the post above. (Each verse has 7 lines, which I think of as a musical scale. You might think of the final evocation as chords being played from the three original verses.)
The pattern: The middle verse is positioned as a center point, anchored above and between the space/place of where I am currently (the far left verse) and the space/place desired (the far right verse). From that center point a conversation has been initiated, conveyed from one side to the other, that says ‘funding” is the momentum energy to be recognized and engaged to move as-a-pendulum, from where I am presently, to where I will be best positioned to live and teach (the thing I am inspired and passionate about bringing to the table during my time on this Earth.)
Submitted to Real Toads’ Open Link Monday hosted by Magaly.