Focusing New England

Promoting focusing, listening, and personal growth in the New England area

Jan 17, 2015 – Focusing on Poetry


with John McDargh, PhD


Saturday, January 17, 2015, 2-4PM
At the Arlington Center, Arlington, MA

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found its words.”       – Robert Frost

If we take Frost’s definition of poetry and substituted the term “felt-sense” for the word  “emotion”, we might say that the process of focusing is a way that  each of us can make poetry of our most ordinary life experience.

This workshop will be a seriously playful and playfully serious exercise in sharing poems that have been significant to us, learning to listen and respond to poetry with our body-self, and trying our hand at writing our own simple poetry by employing focusing’s distinctive practices.

Please bring with you one or two poems to share that have been particularly important to you in your life, your earliest memories of poetry (including perhaps a poem you committed to memory in childhood), and a pad or notebook to write in.

Cost is $25.  You may pre-register at or by calling The Arlington Center at 781-316-0282.  You may also pay by check or cash at the door.

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