Blazing Poetry: Poems and soul manifestos

A space to collect, discuss and post poems, stories and soul manifestos inspired by, through and beyond Campfire Convention!
Overview
by Steve Thorp
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Created on 15 Nov 2019

In November, in a magical place (Selgars Mill in Devon), a dozen or more soul manifestos were born. They emerged from the individuals making up the second Trailblazers group in a workshop in which the intention was to give space to words that transform and tell new stories of soul, connection and change.

What emerged were beautiful, poignant, angry, loving, connecting, gentle, fierce and eloquent poetic manifestos of the soul. These are seeds of new stories for our times drawn from shared knowledge and humanity we all carry deep inside. In gathering words, connecting them and making them into something, we can conjure the psychological resilience and motivation that feeds the flames of our activism — “keeping the fires burning through winter” — as the Trailblazers slogan puts it.

So you are invited to post a poem, or a post about a poem or poetry here – and to develop your own soul manifesto for the future...

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Fri, 11/15/2019
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15 Nov 2019 at 03:51 by Steve Thorp

In November, in a magical place (Selgars Mill in Devon), a dozen or more soul manifestos were born. They emerged from the individuals making up the second Trailblazers group in a workshop in which the intention was to give space to words that transform and tell new stories of soul, connection and change.

14 Dec. 2019 by Steve Thorp
I wrote this on the day after the General Election of 2015, but think it might still be relevant as many of us are searching for new ways for us all to be. it was inspired by Dougald Hine's post-election Facebook post that begins: “The birds are singing here in Sweden”, and his analysis of that particular election: http://dougald.nu/the-only-way-is-down-18-thoughts-on-the-uk-election/
27 Nov. 2019 by Rose Lennard
A poem for Hallowe'en, when the veils between the worlds are thinnest
15 Nov. 2019 by Steve Thorp
This poem was used as the introductory invitation and jump-off piece for a Soul Manifestos workshop facilitated by Steve Thorp at the recent Trailblazers 2 weekend in November 2019.