Poetry Bootcamp Instructor – Saturday, June 30
“Speak Your Heart – Unravel Your Life’s Purpose Through The Mysterious Language Of Your Soul”
As part of her Poetry With Purpose series, akka b. introduces poetic tools to help decode and access the specific gift/s we are all born with and ways to implement them in daily life.
Akka challenges her students to dive deep into the poetry of the heart, where fragments of personal story and experience are illuminated profoundly, and practically applied.
At the end of the two hour class, participants will have not only a more meaningful understanding of poetry, they will have an original poem – evidence of their renewed relationship to the unique expression of their soul.
WHEN: Weekend of June 30 & July 1
COST: $49 for one day or $99 for weekend
BIO: akka b. was singing to trees well before she could talk, talking long before she could make words, and drawing perspective decades prior to finding confidence with a pen. Technically, her poetic artistry is 100% self-taught, yet she has been mentored by mystics from around the world, coaxed by luminaries, inspired by nature and called steadfastly to live and grow as an example of self-acceptance; self-love and self-expression. Her work stirs the heart and has been known to inspire dormant creativity in people of every age and echelon. Akka says, “Poetry is more than pretty words placed to impress, true poetry connects the dots between soul and world; it brightens, deepens, and cracks open the windows of intellect so we may experience the full range of our heart.” Intent on smashing open our world’s modern relationship to poetry, akka b. has been producing interactive poetry events, making videos (and speaking) about the creative/cathartic process and serving as mentor to budding writers. Her forthcoming book and CD are set for release in 2011.
I LOVE YOUR HEART
Because I don’t know why
Because you are taller than me?
Because your smile is crooked, but your eyes are bright?
I will probably hurt your feelings
Because I don’t know what else to say
And I don’t know what you want me to say
And I want to give you something
Because you deserve something
But I don’t know what
Or if I have it
That people give each other
you are better at talking..
That fall out smooth
I am better at writing..
In secret journals
Stored in dark rooms