The Body Poetic at Arts for the Aging (2)
On October 27, 2023, as a teaching artist for Arts for the Aging, certified poetry therapist Lauren Mazow Boyle and I presented a series of workshops entitled "The Body Poetic: Exploration through Indian Dance and Poetry". We explored Tagore's "Over the Green and Yellow Rice Fields"; participants created a group poem; below is a small excerpt of the poetry that participants made:
"The thoughts that you think
Before the day starts
Telling yourself you’re to enjoy it
At this age, or any age
Sad or happy, you make a choice."