On Writing

Poem 26 – so ● he ● li

so ●  he ●  li

(so | hey | lie)

soul heart light
trifecta convergence


where ribs bridge
& breasts brave


the sacristy of
this church body
where hands 
join In devotion  


so ●  he ●  li

here in me
here in you
all together now!
so ●  he ●  li
so ●  he ●  li
so ●  he ●  li

*FREE* Intro to Poetry Workshop – Some spots still open! Register today!

Please join me for a three-hour poetry workshop: Intro to Poetry: The Past, The Present, The Power!

When: Saturday, February 20, 2021 – 10am -1pm

Where: Virtual via Zoom (link will be set once you register)

What: In this inspiring three-hour workshop, join poet Vanessa Shields as she leads writers through a brief history of poetry, discussions about the critical role poetry plays in our lives, and how to find and cultivate our own poetic voices so we can write powerful poetry and share it with the world. As Shields travels back in time, writers will learn how to write some of the different forms of poems that have been created through history.  By learning from our past poets, recognizing the poets of ‘today’, and finding our own inner poet this introduction to poetry is hands-and-hearts on! We will read, write, discuss and share poetry! 

*Please bring your favourite poem written by a poet to this workshop. *Please have writing tools ready to go!

To register: Register on Eventbrite before February 17, 2021 as space is limited. Eventbrite Registration Link: https://scplintrotopoetry.eventbrite.ca

These workshops made possible with assistance from St. Catharines Public Library.

One thought on “Poem 26 – so ● he ● li

  1. bravo, another good one. would love to hear you read this.

    Charis xoxo

    On Tue, 26 Jan 2021 at 10:54, VANESSA SHIELDS, writer wrote:

    > Vanessa Shields posted: ” so ● he ● li (so | hey | lie) soul heart > lighttrifecta convergence -here- where ribs bridge& breasts brave -here- > the sacristy ofthis church bodywhere hands join In devotion -here- > exclaim!so ● he ●&nb” >


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