Why Poetry?

Ordeal Path work tends towards the extremely personal journey. It is usually, but not always, an intimate affair.

Telling the story of why each person wanted to go through the rituals they did with traditional prose leaves very little room for connection and empathy.  Specifics are for those who are undergoing the ritual. Poetry allows for a great deal more space for an individual to find room in another’s experience.

I wanted to convey the essence of the emotions they were celebrating or fighting past in their lives.  This is the way for strangers to be an intimate part of someone else’s world while taking from their experience a way to make it your own.

This is how I displayed the poems for the show.

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This is a version with the colored texts and different fonts I have used in the combined poetry images.

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