Wordscapes in Action

In Wordscapes activities we see ourselves as LANDSCAPE and observe that all events are simply weather that is they pass over us, but we remain whole.

“Wordscapes” can help to:

  • provide opportunities to share ideas and stories
  • reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation
  • find and share coping strategies
  • develop self-compassion
  • reset your goals
  • transform your “hum drum” into the aha! of insight
  • improve relationships
  • reengage with community
  • rediscover a sense of fun and satisfaction with daily life
  • improve sleep patterns

Here is an example of a Wordscape poem based on the sounds that inhabit the landscape of me from a historical and geographical perspective

I  am (sounds)

I am

factory whistles

soft brk brk of chickens

joyous gospel choirs

I am

Hulda`s song

rolling waves

cormorant cries

the hint of an Acadian accent

I am

lowing of cows coming home each evening

rustle of wildflowers

hum of bees in a September apple orchard

I am

heart beat rhythm of water drums

crackle of real sugar on snow each spring

wagon wheels rolling to a place unknown

I am

glacial wind

thundering wave

muted weeping of stunted trees

Gaelic hymns

I am

a cacophony of mysterious music

love songs in many languages

enveloped in the lullaby of every ancestor

this melody – my DNA

What sounds define you and your historic lineage?
Would you like to participate in a Wordscapes group online to pursue this?