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Sunday, January 21, 2007
Creating Woman Challenge
As a follow-up to our discussion on Dance of the Dissident Daughter and our journeys as spiritual women, I thought it would be fun to each (whoever wants) create something out of our well of woman-wisdom something to share with the group. Perhaps a poem, a song, a painting, a story of a girl-woman heroin to read our daughters or a research piece on some aspect of SMK's ideas that triggered a deeper journey in ourselves. Literally ANYTHING!
posted by Jemila Kwon at 4:08 PM ¤ Permalink ¤


  • At 1/21/2007 08:15:00 PM, Blogger Nancy

    Here's my attempt at putting into a poem what I have learned about the first of three wounds to my woman spirit.

    Knowing You (Night Vision)

    Something feral
    Emerges from moonlit conditions
    Upon wings that are her home in the dark
    Discerning shadow
    Mounting the air above the tree limbs
    With eyes that cut the blackness
    Into moonstones
    Sprinkled like breadcrumbs
    For her journey back to morning
    When she merges
    with the moss
    and dew and frost
    For needed sleep

    She dreams
    That she runs with the horses

    The container and the contained
    Fierce and kind
    Gentle and forceful
    Mysterious in movements of grace
    Like deep water rising
    She ebbs and flows
    And senses her way
    Once more between the branches

    She destroys
    And gives life
    And dies
    Every little needed death
    Until she names her fear
    And teaches others to fly.

  • At 1/21/2007 08:17:00 PM, Blogger Nancy

    Jemila....this was a really nice idea. And thank you for the motivation. I've been needing to do just this.

  • At 1/21/2007 09:04:00 PM, Blogger Julie

    Nancy - thank you so much for sharing that. It is beautiful. I loved the image of The container and the contained.

  • At 1/22/2007 11:07:00 AM, Blogger Jemila Monroe

    Nancy, what a gift. Whew! Thank you so much for sharing. I have been meaning to write some stories and paint, but am a bit under the weather at the moment, so I hope to share something in a few days.

  • At 1/22/2007 10:04:00 PM, Blogger Michele L

    That is a beautiful poem.
    I don't write, paint, etc.
    I love photography, and hope sometime to get back to finding a creative side to my photography.

    I am captured by beautiful photos and have connected a new appreciation for "deep" photos.
    The one that gets me to the core right now is from the movie Pride and Prejudice. The best I could find on line is found at -


    Anyway, for any of you that have seen this movie, this moment in the movie captures me. It is so beautiful. I have been searching for a poster or something of this picture. If I could find it, I would blow it up and frame it (what I really would love is to have the music accompany the picture, because that is beautiful also). I haven't found one yet...but it inspires me for some reason. I feel empowered, loved, a part of the world looking at this picture.

  • At 1/22/2007 10:17:00 PM, Blogger Amy

    Michele, I love that scene too! (The music is on the movie soundtrack and you can download it. It's great bubble bath music, too). :)

    Nancy, your poem is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. As I journey this path, one area I'm focusing on is creativity. Thank you for providing inspiration.

  • At 1/23/2007 08:11:00 AM, Blogger Helen

    Is it ok to share a poem I wrote some years ago that I still like:

    God of my dreams

  • At 1/23/2007 01:07:00 PM, Blogger Jemila Monroe

    Absolutely Helen :)

  • At 1/23/2007 08:35:00 PM, Blogger Nancy

    Helen: Thanks for sharing your poem. I really enjoyed it. It had a musical flow to it.

  • At 1/23/2007 09:23:00 PM, Blogger Jemila Monroe

    Helen, just realized your poem title is a link and read your beautiful expression. Thankyou.

  • At 1/24/2007 06:03:00 PM, Blogger Jemila Monroe

    Just posted my story on quirkygrace.


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