I thought I’d try something a little different today. This week, I have been struggling with PMDD, so I have been spending a lot of time practising meditation. I listen to a lot of guided meditations online, but I’ve never found one which uses poetry as its basis. I think this is a shame, because certain lines of poetry seem almost tailor-made for meditation.
Bearing this in mind, I thought I would have a go at making my own poetry-based guided meditations. I have no idea if this will be valuable to anyone (I think it might be more so if I had a more mellifluous voice, but never mind…) but I like to try new things every now and again, so here goes!
This series begins with a poem I wrote which is specifically about meditation, ‘Earthrise.’ I wrote this poem as a response to the pandemic, and it was included in the anthology ‘Poetry in the time of coronavirus, Volume 2.‘ Rather than focus on the negatives of the initial pandemic and frightening statistics, I turned my attention inwards.
The poetry reading is accompanied by a short slideshow of springtime in Slovenia. I have uploaded this to my YouTube channel: feel free to like/comment/share and/or follow my channel, if YouTube is your thing. I would appreciate it. Of course, if you don’t like it, or you have any suggestions for improvements, please let me know! Perhaps you even know someone with a beautiful voice who might be prepared to do a reading for me. If so, I would love to hear from you!