Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Poetry in the Workplace

A few years ago, I was responsible for a fairly large team, and we needed help in writing. I had heard a poet speak at a writer’s conference, and was completely taken by his passion for writing, words and language. So I invited him to be our guest speaker for a seminar. People on other teams heard about what we were doing. Some asked to join us. Others invited themselves and just showed up.

He looked like a poet – longish hair, blue jeans and a blue jean jacket over a t-shirt. And cowboy boots (he was from New Mexico by way of Indiana). He was both entertaining and inspirational – we had never before had a speaker quite like our poet.

We had poetry in the workplace, and it fit. But was this just a special circumstance?

 To continue reading, please see my post today at TweetSpeak Poetry.

Photography by Petr Kratochvil via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

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