Blogging Retreat

A retreat centre
somewhere beneath
open air, amongst
boughs of birches
and sturdy oaks.

It will be a feast of minds
each new acquaintance
a delicacy of delight
each interaction
laced with verbal spice

Some will perform
others peddle their wares
cameras clicking
and stories being told

A weekend to fill our hearts
our minds, our souls,
and then we’ll part
still hungry for more

and meet again
the next year,
somewhere else.

(In response to my weekly challenge: envisioning a gathering of blogging friends. Image my own.)


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

61 thoughts on “Blogging Retreat”

  1. I find the idea of a blogging retreat a bit odd, as I think of blogging as a distant thing, with anonymity part of its appeal, a thing that gives it a safety. But your description sounds wonderful.

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  2. The poem is lovely – and your painting awesome! Those textured effects, the abundance of light, the distinct people all make me want to be there, in the painting!

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