Old Monk's Journal: Journal Entry 240
Here is the poem for Sunday, April 11. To celebrate National Poetry Month, I am posting a short poem, a question and prompt every other day during the month. Mostly they will be poems by my daily companions, the ancient Japanese and Chinese poets. I will do the prompt myself, either in prose or poetry, and invite you to join.
Look, look, look!
These are the violets
Left by last night’s rain
Do you like this poem? Why or why not? How did this poem make you feel?
Prompt: respond in poetry or prose by imitating Wright’s first line using one of the senses:
Listen, listen, listen!
is that dawn breaking
or a robin egg,
or someone’s weary
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A blog by Mary Lou Kownacki
A personal journal captures what’s in the heart. Most of my adult life I’ve recorded my notes, brief reflections, poems, reactions to daily events in a journal. It is an ongoing source of monastic formation; the rich and raw material of life that helps shape my Monastery of the Heart. About a year ago, Old Monk began to appear on my journal’s pages. Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB, is the Monasteries of the Heart coordinator.
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