in mid-august, my traveling poetry class met at the schuylkill river in mont clare, montgomery county. we had a wonderful time, to put it lightly. it turned out to be such a beautiful set of life-minutes for us all that i think we felt like the luckiest people on earth, or close to it. and this goes to show that time spent alongside rivers (and even in them !) is just fully, completely good for the body and all of its insides. wholesome, heart-hugging balance is what happens when you are settling down to enjoy poetry class by your local river.
here are some videos which student sam traten took of moments during and after our lessons as we let ourselves get a little friendly with the water. and incidentally, thin sasquatch-like female instructors sometimes find their way out toward the middles of rivers on slippery patches of rocks.
we're working on a collaborative river poem, which is mid-editing, and i'll share it when it's ready. it will span across three voices.
also, spy a few glimpses of a blue heron below. this winged one hunted and swooped very close to us during class. we were fortunate to have cameras in-hand.