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Poetry from the 3:15 Experiment: August 31, 2009 –trials by fire

August 31, 2009

3:15am August 31, 2009

Another year of 3:15 Experiment complete
Another month of August
come and now gone.

Summer’s heat is coming
on strong but the days
are shorter & the sycamore
is going brown & losing
its leaves already

This time next week we’ll be
driving home from Burning Man
exhausted, a week’s worth
of sweat, sunscreen & dust
caked on our skin & in our hair,
intense days & nights packed with
art & bike rides, new friends, music
firing our lives
transforming us as the glaze
on clay

Trials by fire–both
3:15 experiment
Burning Man Festival
marathons to push us to do more
with our lives, to be more
in our lives

c. Gwendolyn Alley aka Art Predator August 31, 2009

For more poetry from the 3:15 experiment, where a bunch of crazy poets just completed another August of getting up at 3:15am to write in a hypnogogic/hypnopompic state, check out the 3:15 website. For poetry written in a typical state of mind, catch a ride on the Monday Poetry Train.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 31, 2009 6:00 pm

    YES!! Great poem with great intentions for life! And we grow for our stretching at 3:15AM and through other challenges we pursue. Congrats!!

  2. August 31, 2009 6:04 pm

    Thanks, Linda, and congrats to you for being part of the Experiment!

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