Thursday, October 29, 2009

I went to a poetry workshop put on by the traveling poets "The Razor Babes" at the Thousand Oaks library Sunday... they shared their poems, then we broke up into small groups and wrote based on the line "If I Could"... each line had to start with that phrase.
Then after reading to our group, they selected what they thought was the best line from that poem and we wrote another based on that line... which we then read before the group.
It was a fun little hour and a half, I was moved by what people wrote, it was inspiring and also sad as people poured out their hurts that they hadn't even come to terms with yet. It's wonderful how safe a pen and paper can make you feel.