Sunday, 26 April 2009

Dusk

in front of the museum

pink tulips breathe

lights sparkle over trees

white fountain

pours delicacy

in this moment

perfectness

26.04.09
Juliette Llewellyn

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Jump

'I'm falling
falling faster through my heartbeat

my brain expanding beyond fear into acceptance
and I don't realise it but I'm not breathing

and I'm not fighting
and I don't care

I'm just falling'

Taken from Jump pt 4 - Martin Daws
http://www.myspace.com/martindaws

Been listening to Skin Tight the Sidewalk - Martin Daws CD again more recently. These words resonate with me just now. Have been fortunate to see him perform last year. Check this guy out. The rhythm of his work is very inspiring to me.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Contemplation

For those unaccustomed to contemplation, knowing where to start can be daunting. One simple method is contemplative reading, a traditional Christian practice known as lectio divina, Latin for divine reading of sacred texts.

Choosing a cherished poem can be a useful starting point. 'Poetry is a great vehicle for contemplation because it asks us to aspire to be better, to stretch mentally and experience deep thoughts,' says Rick Benjamin, a poet and lecturer at the institute of Contemplative Studies based at Brown University in the US. He suggests that it doesn't matter what poem you read as long as you love it. Read it aloud so you can savour hearing it in your own voice, finding where the inflections and intonations are. Then memorize it. 'What you are aiming for is to have the poem inside you. Something extraordinary happens when you hold a poem in your own body, your own mind. Its a transfer of one thinker to another.'

Every morning when Benjamin awakes, he recites in his mind a poem by the thirteenth century mystic poet Rumi, Across the Doorsill. 'I sometimes say it 10 times a day or more. it begins, 'The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you / Don't go back to sleep'. It reminds you that life is mysterious and that what we can't see doesn't indicate there isn't a world beyond this one. It is also a way of reminding myself that thinking is important. Its not our actions but the way we think about the world that has real power to transform it.'

Taken from:
The Art of Contemplation article - Psychologies Magazine March 09

Friday, 17 April 2009

On Creativity



I came across this on poets Lemn Sissay's blog. i especially like when she describes the poem travelling in to the mind of the woman who has to catch it.....

Thursday, 16 April 2009

april on the rocks

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your
heart. Who looks outside, dreams.
Who looks inside, awakens.

Carl Jung

Sunday, 12 April 2009

TOPROCK N FREEZE


Electric blue

t-shirt,

hangs loosely.

Standing central,

a silver string

connecting him to skies.

Power

in stillness.

Dark skin shines,

through sunlight

dropping.

His hands take his weight,

lifting body,

upwards.

Holding position.

Seconds pass,

he unwraps some gum.

February 2009
Juliette Llewellyn

a piece i wrote after seeing breakdancers
One Motion Crew
@ Southbank July 2008

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Tracing Flight Readings








Tracing Flight Readings - April 2nd
Waterloo Gardens Teahouse
Photos Rebecca Brynolf
Courtesy of Rebecca Brynolf & BUZZ Magazin
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The evening i facilitated & directed last week

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Tracing Flight Readings

Review of Tracing Flight Readings an event i facilitated and directed, held last Thursday April 2nd at Waterloo Gardens Teahouse, Penylan, Cardiff. I'll be posting more photo's from the evening up here soon.
BUZZ Magazine: http://buzzmagazine.wordpress.com/2009/04/03/tea-and-writing-tracing-flight-readings/