Poetry as an art form probably predates literacy. It is believed that the earliest poems were recited or sung as a way of remembering oral history, genealogy and the law.
And today, this magical art form is alive, well and thriving.
Step into any library or bookstore and you will see shelves filled with past and current poets. Almost as easily, you can find an open mic, or poetry slam nearby and hear local artists reciting their own and others poems offering us windows to the deepest parts of ourselves and the world we live in.
This week’s Wise Woman Storytime Show was about this ancient art – its allure, magnetism, power and potential for new visions, insights, vistas and understandings.
My guest Sher Christian, the author of Star Kissed Shadows: Divining Poetry, is a Sonoma County poet and visionary and has her own unique take on poetry. Through poetry, Sher offers us all some new avenues for personal introspection and transformation.
I invite you to listen to her show, hear her story, enjoy her poetry and learn how writing poetry or listening to others words and images may open up new horizons for you.
Mary Oliver said, ”Poetry is a life-cherishing force…for poems are not words after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.”
Sher Christian offers us a window into this life-cherishing force. Today you get to hear her story.
If you would like more information about Sher, read her poetry, attend an Open Mic or purchase her book, you can contact her at http://lusciouspoetry.typepad.com
By Roberta Teller