1. When you are in the forest, it is considered wise to honor the Stick People. Before you build your campfire, leave a few matches for them under a stone. Speak softly, and remember to behave with respect in their house. After all, every stick on the forest floor is a fallen soul.

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  2. After helping Don create the Earth Measuring Wand & Consciousness Balance Device at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, I went in search of the circles, trees, and shavings that helped give form to this work of genius. As a talisman of our time together at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, I offer this little film.

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  3. My first night in Bhutan, 24 January 2011, I dreamed there was a Buddha in the earth under the nation. Soon after, the poem came, and soon after that this little film came together. Dedicated to all those who were so kind to our band of travelers, and especially to Tshetem Norbu of Sacred Himalaya Travel.

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  4. This is a story I sometimes tell my writing classes, when we talk about why we gather the best we have to give to each other--the honey of a good story, the bread of brief song.

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  5. Arriving early at a gathering of student and faculty artists, at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts on Deer Isle, Maine, I was thinking about the rich predicament of a student in the arts today--so many things to figure out in the good life ahead.

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Kim Stafford: Word, Image, Tune

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I am a writer in Oregon who enjoys putting my poems with images and music to make these little films. I hope you find something here that moves you to send your own voice and vision into the world. In daily life, as my wife said once, we become aware…


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I am a writer in Oregon who enjoys putting my poems with images and music to make these little films. I hope you find something here that moves you to send your own voice and vision into the world. In daily life, as my wife said once, we become aware of things that have been ruined, killed, made extinct. What if every day, you made--something, even some little thing to talk back to all that darkness?

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