2011.01.20 19:00 – Poeming

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Paradise. The comments are by Paradise, Lucinda, Calvino, druth, o000o, Botty, and Jean.

    Paradise Tennant: smiles hello lucinda .. so nice to see you !
    Lucinda Lavender: oops
    Lucinda Lavender: nice to see you as well...
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: how are you
    Lucinda Lavender: I am pretty well:)
    Lucinda Lavender: I have just been practicing my music for concert ...online.
    Paradise Tennant: cool!
    Lucinda Lavender: with a service that plays all the parts and ones particular part highlighted
    Paradise Tennant: so automated
    Paradise Tennant: not with your fellow musicians ?
    Lucinda Lavender: Toward and Unknown Region by Ralph Vaughn Williams
    Paradise Tennant: goggling thinking I may be able to listen to it as we chat
    Lucinda Lavender: well we rehearsed in rl Tuesday night and the music will be hard to learn in one month
    Lucinda Lavender: yes:)
    Lucinda Lavender: YouTube has some examples
    Lucinda Lavender: Toward and unknown Region
    Calvino Rabeni: Hi .. of what, Cinda?
    Paradise Tennant: must be hard to get new music in your head and in your fingers
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Cal:)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya cal
    Lucinda Lavender: yes can be
    Paradise Tennant: lucinda is learning a composition
    Lucinda Lavender: it is rich music, unusual chords sometimes
    Paradise Tennant: hiya druth :)
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Druth
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    druth Vlodovic: hi paradise, lucinda
    Lucinda Lavender: Also singing Take Him Earth for cherishing
    Lucinda Lavender: lovely piece that was created for JFK
    Paradise Tennant: smiles would like to hear you sing :)
    Paradise Tennant: never considered a sl performance ?
    Calvino Rabeni: I have a question ... Paradise (and Lucinda) ... what would you think of using this time slot for a special theme session on poetry?
    Lucinda Lavender: Music is from 348-413...
    Paradise Tennant: of course cal :)
    Paradise Tennant: what kind of poetry
    Lucinda Lavender: great idea...
    Lucinda Lavender: LL is waiting for dinner to finish cooking
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Calvino Rabeni: Hana was interested in hosting, and finding a co-host.. she liked the recent experiments we did
    Paradise Tennant: yes they are fresh
    Paradise Tennant: particularly when everyone is up for it :)
    Calvino Rabeni: and she has some process ideas too about the hosting
    Paradise Tennant: cool
    Paradise Tennant: ideas are the foundation of creation :)
    Lucinda Lavender: ...I am curious...
    Lucinda Lavender: want to say more about the idea?
    Paradise Tennant: listens
    Calvino Rabeni: The idea is to find a way to "as a group" do some poetry composition that's creative and involving
    Calvino Rabeni: find a way to set up and nurture the creative process
    Calvino Rabeni: poetry can also be approached contemplatively
    Calvino Rabeni: I think one of the ideas was for people to share some poetry they like, first
    Calvino Rabeni: whether it is theirs or someone else's doesn't matter
    Calvino Rabeni: just to get the "poetry mind" starting going
    Lucinda Lavender: ah:)
    Calvino Rabeni: and then to go easy with the expectations and such
    Calvino Rabeni: I guess, ease around creative blocks
    Paradise Tennant: smiles expectations .. can be daunting :)
    Lucinda Lavender: like the idea...
    Paradise Tennant: we did an interesting round last night in Stevenaia's session .. o000o called it popcorn poetry .. not a set order more of whatever arises
    Calvino Rabeni: to make it fun and exploratory is the idea
    Lucinda Lavender: I :)
    Paradise Tennant: sounds like a plan!
    Lucinda Lavender: a random, happy one
    Calvino Rabeni: and I think, it would be great to explore the different patterns of attention and see how they work
    Calvino Rabeni: popcorn compared to round-the-circle
    Calvino Rabeni: play with rules / no rules
    Calvino Rabeni: see if it helps to have some examples
    Lucinda Lavender: example of patterns of attention?
    Lucinda Lavender: oh ok
    Paradise Tennant: yes I called it candy wrapper prose :) we just jumped in randomly
    Calvino Rabeni: yep
    Calvino Rabeni: so that gets one result and style
    Lucinda Lavender: LL sees great possibilities with this...
    Calvino Rabeni: and going at it a different way, maybe slower, more relaxed than "popcorn", would no doubt bring out a different quality
    Calvino Rabeni: an expression of a different quality of mind
    Lucinda Lavender: like Tempo...
    Paradise Tennant: yes found the speed a bit challenging ..
    Calvino Rabeni: yes
    Calvino Rabeni: so it might be nice to have a "sloooooow poetry" process some time too :)
    Calvino Rabeni: like, the idea that things take as long as they take
    Calvino Rabeni: brings something different than
    Lucinda Lavender: allowing
    Calvino Rabeni: a "create it now!" feeling
    Paradise Tennant: yes sometime the picture forms slowly
    druth Vlodovic: have you seen these group stories, each person writes a bit and posts it
    druth Vlodovic: then the next continues or adds to it later
    Calvino Rabeni: Slowness forms different pictures than popcorn thinking, I would think
    Paradise Tennant: yes would like to try a story too
    Paradise Tennant: maybe a paragraph each
    Paradise Tennant: or a bit more
    Paradise Tennant: could get really serious and take on a chapter each
    Lucinda Lavender: nodding...
    Paradise Tennant: but would have to .. work over a long time frame
    Calvino Rabeni: In one of a couple of sessions it's hard to play around with the way of working
    Calvino Rabeni: but in a longer time frame it can be great learning and fun to play with different parameters (ways of going about it)
    Calvino Rabeni: As might happen in a poetry workshop or college class
    Paradise Tennant: smiles nice to see that people are enjoying our ramblings
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi samuo
    Paradise Tennant: hiya 0 :)
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi everybody!
    Calvino Rabeni: Hello Sam :)
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    druth Vlodovic: good to see you ooo
    oO0Oo Resident: :), :), :), :)
    oO0Oo Resident: ty Druth , you too
    Paradise Tennant: smiles we are talking of poetry ... creating it as a group .. I was telling them of your popcorn poetry
    Paradise Tennant: o000o
    Lucinda Lavender: I am sitting with computer on the old stove...in the living room...feel that something is getting cooked up...
    Paradise Tennant: smiles besides dinner :)
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...in addition to dinner...
    Lucinda Lavender: a different kind of nourishment
    Lucinda Lavender: nourishment
    Calvino Rabeni: I like the idea of poetry-as-music
    Calvino Rabeni: like for example, having a "conductor"
    Lucinda Lavender: Can see you as a conductor cal:)
    Calvino Rabeni: to cohere the quality of the group who are "playing"
    druth Vlodovic: ah, timing, RL calls
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes there has to be an interweaving thread
    Calvino Rabeni: hmm, not me, but I'm sure we have some good candidates in our group
    druth Vlodovic: have fun all
    Paradise Tennant: smiles good nite druth :)
    oO0Oo Resident: be well druth
    Calvino Rabeni: Take care, druth
    Lucinda Lavender: till soon druth...
    Lucinda Lavender: soon
    oO0Oo Resident: sorry Para, I drew a blank after your statement... (laughing)
    oO0Oo Resident: statement*
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    oO0Oo Resident: the popcorn thing
    oO0Oo Resident: a style of interacting in groups
    oO0Oo Resident: as opposed to other forms
    Paradise Tennant: thought it was aptly named because .. it just popped
    oO0Oo Resident: going in a circle
    oO0Oo Resident: talking stick etc
    oO0Oo Resident: conduction is the stuff we work with
    oO0Oo Resident: who's in charge?
    oO0Oo Resident: then for instance
    oO0Oo Resident: much of PaB appears as popcorn poetry t me anyway
    oO0Oo Resident: but the form/s can be inhibiting
    oO0Oo Resident: done)
    Lucinda Lavender: in a circle it seems that no one is in charge...
    oO0Oo Resident: except when people go out of turn
    oO0Oo Resident: there is that edge
    Lucinda Lavender: unless some one is designated
    oO0Oo Resident: then do you try to fix it or just let it go ;)
    oO0Oo Resident: right
    oO0Oo Resident: and then sometimes designation takes the wind out of sails
    oO0Oo Resident: but other times not
    oO0Oo Resident: it's all good
    Paradise Tennant: yes you feel like you were out of step but not always ..sometimes it is great to have the leap
    oO0Oo Resident: I love you paradise
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Lucinda Lavender: thinks of leaping into the abyss...
    Paradise Tennant: smiles shall we try one .. may I start :)
    oO0Oo Resident nods
    Calvino Rabeni: Cinda leapt into the abyss, it seems
    Paradise Tennant: Take him, Earth , For cherishing ....( yes maybe a bad connection )
    oO0Oo Resident: good first line
    Paradise Tennant: OK let's go with that ..
    oO0Oo Resident: hehehehehe
    Paradise Tennant: Cinda leapt in the abyss , it seems :))
    Calvino Rabeni: (that could be my line)
    Calvino Rabeni: Welcome back from the abyss, Cinda
    Lucinda Lavender: :0
    Calvino Rabeni: There's a composition in Play
    oO0Oo Resident: dropped and held, flown and dunked, connected and gapped
    Lucinda Lavender: do you have words more words for the composition ?
    oO0Oo Resident defers to para for form she had in mind
    Paradise Tennant: woop .. .. wild .. woolly .. woosh ... came the wind ..
    Calvino Rabeni: the gaze that glanced and glissaded
    oO0Oo Resident: holding my heart in the eternal heart without hope and fear
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at cinda
    Lucinda Lavender: with no words forthcoming...:)
    Lucinda Lavender: forthcoming
    Paradise Tennant: and no need of words ... just the holding ...
    Calvino Rabeni: or on metaphoric moguls to careen and career
    oO0Oo Resident: my life flashes upon the textures felt on dirty dishes under murky water
    Botty Absent: Hi Sorry, I am late was doing those dirty dishes in murky water :)
    oO0Oo Resident: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Botty Absent: what did I miss?
    Lucinda Lavender: there is a poem afoot...
    Botty Absent: oh, extra sorry to crash in
    Lucinda Lavender: no problem...we are taking time...
    Lucinda Lavender: moving slowly
    oO0Oo Resident smiles at pema
    Lucinda Lavender: Some how wish for another window to view the poem in...
    Lucinda Lavender: HI Pema:0
    Lucinda Lavender: )
    Botty Absent: Hello Pema
    Pema Pera: Hi everybody!
    Paradise Tennant: hiya pema ..botty :)
    Pema Pera: (am on a slow connection in a fast train)
    oO0Oo Resident: great line!
    Paradise Tennant: lol that is a great line
    Paradise Tennant: snap
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Paradise Tennant: we are poeming pema
    Calvino Rabeni: There's no cure for hunger
    Calvino Rabeni: the seed slowly grows rather than bursting forth
    Botty Absent: wb
    Pema Pera: (sorry; new faster train line to Tokyo airport, but . . . also more tunnels, which interrupt internet connection)
    Pema Pera: (I may be dropped again :(
    oO0Oo Resident: np pema
    oO0Oo Resident: hello jean
    jean0612 Resident: hi
    Paradise Tennant: hiya jean
    oO0Oo Resident: counting hummingbird heart beats in the blur and stillness on the bullet train
    Botty Absent whispers that I need to leave
    Paradise Tennant: take care botty
    Pema Pera: Bye Botty!
    jean0612 Resident: hi paradise
    Calvino Rabeni says - It looks like this is my stop too .. good day, everyone :)
    Lucinda Lavender: take care Cal:)
    oO0Oo Resident: :) Calvino
    Paradise Tennant: take care cal :)
    Lucinda Lavender: by Jean:)
    Lucinda Lavender: I was just about to tell Jean about the poem...
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: liked o's last line
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Paradise Tennant: maybe a perfect way to end that one ? or shall we continue ?
    oO0Oo Resident: all perfect endings continue
    oO0Oo Resident: and continue
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Pema Pera: nice to see you all, even if so briefly :)
    Paradise Tennant: well that sounds like a new start :)
    oO0Oo Resident: esprit de corps
    Paradise Tennant: smiles always nice to see you pema
    Pema Pera: till next time, hopefully longer (^_^)
    oO0Oo Resident: sublime time
    Lucinda Lavender: happy travels:)
    Paradise Tennant: happy jazz and gumbo :)
    oO0Oo Resident: off the rails
    oO0Oo Resident: :)))
    Pema Pera: thanks, Lucy! I'm on my way to the next PaB retreat, in New Orleans
    Pema Pera: bfn
    Lucinda Lavender: wonderful:)
    oO0Oo Resident: wooo hoo!
    Paradise Tennant: smiles sounds great doesn't it
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    oO0Oo Resident: I have a fantasy
    Lucinda Lavender: yes?
    oO0Oo Resident: of going to
    oO0Oo Resident: a live PaB
    oO0Oo Resident: event
    oO0Oo Resident: and you know
    oO0Oo Resident: having a sign to hold above my head
    oO0Oo Resident: with my SL names
    oO0Oo Resident: hehehehe
    Lucinda Lavender: :)))
    Paradise Tennant: smiles there are all kinds to choose from
    oO0Oo Resident: smiles and smiles
    oO0Oo Resident: it would be
    oO0Oo Resident: and*
    Lucinda Lavender: that would be exciting I think:)
    Lucinda Lavender: went once to a dream retreat and met other dreaming class friends...very nice
    Paradise Tennant: they are wonderful
    Paradise Tennant: went to one in Malta and in Princeton
    oO0Oo Resident: nice
    Lucinda Lavender: sounds interesting
    Paradise Tennant: yes smiles you come away stretched with a bit more space inside would be how I would describe it
    oO0Oo Resident: : - )
    Lucinda Lavender: There will be one in my general neighborhood next fall...
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes thinking of going to that one cinda
    Lucinda Lavender: not sure I can go though
    Paradise Tennant: good hiking
    Paradise Tennant: and the one in Italy well that looks great always love Italy
    Lucinda Lavender: well would love to meet anyone coming ...
    Lucinda Lavender: the hiking here is good...
    Paradise Tennant: hard sometimes to get the five days
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...especially at the beginning of the school year
    Paradise Tennant: would be nice if there was an option to do a 3 day portion of it say
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...that is what I asked...
    Lucinda Lavender: that would need to be at the beginning of it I think
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Paradise Tennant: leave on the silent day
    Paradise Tennant: smiles no goodbyes :)
    Lucinda Lavender: I need to inquire further...ok ...
    Paradise Tennant: well ..outside is a blanket of white .. big thick flakes falling down
    oO0Oo Resident thanks Lucinda and Paradise for leaps and bounds, and slips off in quiet appreciation...
    Paradise Tennant: the dog will go out sniff the air and start to gambol
    Paradise Tennant: good nite o :) thank you for the creativity
    Lucinda Lavender: by O:)
    Lucinda Lavender: Yes take care o:)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: well shall we call it a nite cinda .. you will be happy to know I bought a little dream journal ..for the side of my bed
    Lucinda Lavender: sounds cold and beautiful:)
    Lucinda Lavender: so nice:)
    Paradise Tennant: :) yes very cold
    Lucinda Lavender: nice to hear...may there be lovely dreams there...
    Paradise Tennant: yes and you .. nothing nicer than to share a lovely dream ..it is like you just got an email from the cosmos
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...
    Lucinda Lavender: I will go read the dream circle from yesterday morning...maybe it is there now...
    Lucinda Lavender: take care...stay warm...
    Paradise Tennant: lol dog is yelping in his  dream  just now so funny ok nite nite enjoy dinner :)
    Lucinda Lavender: till later then.
    Lucinda Lavender: oh yes...pot pie was good
    Paradise Tennant: yumm ok going to poof!
    Lucinda Lavender: poof!

    And Continue...

    Cinda leapt in the abyss , it seems :))

    dropped and held, flown and dunked, connected and gapped

    do you have words more words for the composition ?

    woop .. .. wild .. woolly .. woosh ... came the wind

    of the gaze that glanced and glissaded

    holding my heart in the eternal heart without hope and fear

    with no words forthcoming...:)


    and no need of words ... just the holding

    as my life flashes upon the textures felt on dirty dishes under murky water

    or on metaphoric moguls to careen and career

    There's no cure for hunger

    the seed slowly grows rather than bursting forth

    am on a slow connection in a fast train

    counting hummingbird heart beats in the blur and stillness on the bullet train

    all perfect endings continue

    and continue

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