As we leave 2020, our Poet Laura reflects on the generosity of the earth to her inhabitants, and considers ways to give back to the earth. Earth poetry included!
In this week’s discussion of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass we consider the power of language to affirm a thing’s existence and the tragedy of a language’s loss.
“Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer provided the prompts for Tweetspeak Poetry’s recent poetry party on Twitter. These are the final five poems.
Robin Wall Kimmerer asks, “Can we agree to be grateful for all that is given?” Ask yourself: Who is my “we”? Then, try these 5 great ideas for creating more gratitude, together.
In the context of the study of plants, author and scientist Robin Wall Kimmerer learned to see the relationships joining us to the natural world. Our discussion of Braiding Sweetgrass continues.
Tweetspeak Poetry’s recent poetry party on Twitter resulted in ten poems about Skywoman, braiding sweetgrass, trees, and a gift.
We’re discussing Robin Wall Kimmerer’s rich and thoughtful Braiding Sweetgrass this month. Today, we consider the communal gifts of the earth and remembering, but not before doing a little yoga.
Enjoy this selection from Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer, courtesy of Milkweed Editions.
Join us on January 16 as we begin a new book club discussion over Robin Wall Kimmerer’s tender, awakening, ‘Braiding Sweetgrass.’