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Dream Focus 223
Selected by elizcald

The point of this notebook is to show what I hope my average day will look like eventually, a reminder of my goals in written form. The layout is very structured but flows well from one poem to another. You start the day asleep and eventually wake up. The first thing is running, followed by class and mediation. There is some more homework, some more class and then homework. The evening goes more smoothly, a break, followed by something social and then bed, where you gradually fall back asleep, ending roughly where we started with dreaming. The Correction is a poem that focuses on personal shame. I can say I was one of those student and the shame of getting something wrong would often render me quiet for days. Education is highly promoted in modern life and can be very stressful for those under pressure. Response poem: Beeping trucks greet the dawn as the light enters the room the alarm is silent the bed empty socks on the floor scrambled desk the room is empty class has already begun
Dawn by George Hitchcock
Sea Girls by A. E. Stallings
Muse by Meena Alexander
Fifteen, Maybe Sixteen Things to Worry About by Judith Viorst
Persephone, Falling by Rita Dove
The Correction by Frannie Lindsay
Rain by Claribel Alegría
Novel by Arthur Rimbaud
9. by E. E. Cummings
Bats by Paisley Rekdal
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