From Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape (2006), edited by Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney, From the Entry "Meander" by William deBuys:
|Dr. Miller, UofO, "Owens River, CA. Note the different generations of old meanders."|
|Lidar Image of Willamette River Meanders Over Time|
Somatic opp: flex and swivel, meander the watercourse of your body into undulant flow. Write from or while gyrating side to side.
Triple bonus score if you can go to the banks of a meander to write. More simply, sparked by a loping roam.
Another triple bonus score if you geek out and learn something geologic/geographically interesting about meanders and weave what you've learned into the journey of your poem.
Riff: meander, wander, ramble, nomad, ambagious, wind, carve, roam
Keywords: meander, epic-earth, poem, <your moniker>
Image credits: Owens River Image: Marli Bryant Miller's U of Oregon page on the meander 2. Detail of the Willamette River from a lidar data image, showing the Luckiamute River (left) and the Santiam River (right) joining it. (Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries)- Article