Dear World Poets, Supporters and Friends.
This year I have begun a personal research program to create dream poems with the goal of helping to heal the world.
The idea began many years ago when I was apprenticed to a First Nations Elder and he told me about the elders in the past who could heal parts of the environment by going to those places and staying there until the healing began. He described the world as a living entity that needs help and support, at times getting out of balance. Elders like Rolling Thunder did this on a large scale.
A month ago I had a dream which inspired me to begin this project. Most of the time, my research projects are with other researchers but this time I will start the project by myself and then perhaps with other researchers do an anthology of dream poems in the future.
I could use your help in the information process. If you have a short story or paragraph of 100-150 words or a poem that would in some way describe your country or region, I will read one before I go to bed at night and then write the corresponding dream as it happens.
Last night, I began with the information, research and the intent of a poem for Afghanistan and was awakened with a powerful poem which I wrote down in the dark only to discover that the third page was written over something else! Next step-go out and get a clean notebook! I may be able to figure out the intertwined words but will now take every precaution.
If your poem or story prompts a dream, I will give you full credit as an “inspirer” by using your name and a brief comment about what the place , country or region means to you.
- If you want to be involved, please send a short paragraph or poem on a place or location that has meaning/passion/strong feelings for you.
- I will be doing the headings by countries.
- I will respond and if a dream is prompted and used, give you credit for being the inspirer.
Please send poems, short stories or ideas for locations to email@example.com
Thank you for all your help and kindness,
Ariadne Sawyer, MA