Storying Sheffield

Wild Geese

by Brendan Stone

In yesterday’s Storying Sheffield workshop we took a walk in the glorious Spring sunshine to Weston Park. Before we left the seminar room we had been looking at two poems – Mary Oliver’s ‘Wild Geese‘, and a short poem by Izumi Shikibu – and seeking to locate points of connection and personal meaning in which these texts spoke to us.  We continued this as we walked through the park, and by the duck pond the six groups responded to what the metaphor 0f wild geese meant to them by making a new poem.  We then recorded the poem on my phone with representatives from each group doing the reading.