Doing an assignment on poetry with my students

12th November, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

I am as far as the deepest sky between clouds and you are as far as the deepest root and wound, Read More

On Metaphor…Circe Conference 2013

29th July, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

Metaphor Powerpoint Here is a copy of the powerpoint I used at Circe.  We had a very good time together thinking about the centrality of metaphoric thought by starting with Aristotle, moving on to Robert Frost and then to Walker Percy.  Frost argued that you aren’t educated unless you have had an “Education by Poetry” » Read More

Homeschooling Conventions

12th June, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

In the last month I attended several homeschooling conventions–you know what I mean:  huge warehouse events with no sensory input from the natural world, loud crowd roars, repetitive conversations, standing for 24 hrs in 3 days, etc…Because I am an HSP (highly sensitive person–according to my stalwart husband and used with a smile) this is » Read More

Perfect poem for your pocket: A Major Work by William Meredith

24th April, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

Wishing your great sloth heart movement on this April day of poetry month. This is why we turn to poetry–it gives us our humanity, our purpose in a thumbnail and makes us reckon where we are in the world. Read More

Bishop learns from Herbert: The Fish a poem for survivors

15th April, 2013 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

She did not share his religious convictions, but it is interesting that as a secular person she was able to embrace his poems and learn how to write poems from him. She who called herself “the loneliest person on earth,” was companioned by Herbert who book went with her everywhere. Read More

Consider an Epiphany Poetry Liturgy

31st December, 2012 - Posted by Christine Perrin - No Comments

Every year, my children’s alma mater–Covenant Christian Academy–does a poetry liturgy to enter more deeply into the reality of the Epiphany. I do it with college students taking jterm intro to poetry as well. This meditative event where, for an hour, a group of people contemplate the significance of an event which is really a » Read More