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?