At Portals of Perception we often find ourselves at the frontiers of knowledge and emerging perceptions, where finding the right language to express the leading edge of what we see and know can be a challenge. So we brought together several accomplished writers – Libby Wagner and Holly Thomas from the Pacific Northwest - to help us explore what might be called the poetry of transformation, or the words and imagery that can evoke and help us feel the deep inner process of expanding awareness and renewal.
One writer describes poetry as a way of saying the unsayable, describing something that actually is beyond language. Other writers describe poetry as one of the bridges from the realms of the unseen and not yet manifest to the physical world of the mind
and senses. Reaching beyond the membrane of the here and now to what lies beyond.
Yet poetry and the poetic are all around us in the theater of life, always latent everywhere, even in the most mundane moments. How can we see, or feel, or hear it? Poetry invites us into that process.
To be fully human means I've experienced this world as a physical being, but also there's this mind, and this other realm, that edge of transformation that you're talking about, that I think we're constantly trying to make connections to. And so, for me, the way I access it is by being as present as I possibly can.