Captured Moments - Hartley Tamsin
- Poems Inspired by a Listening Space
In 2010, Tamsin attended a training where she was introduced to a specific set of questions, asked in a particular way, that helped to transform the way that she listened to herself and to others.
These questions are called Clean questions. One of the things that makes them unique is that they can be used to focus on the metaphors that we naturally use to express ourselves – describing one thing in terms of another. Shining a light on these metaphors can be a very creative way of coming to know ourselves better.
As part of the training she was encouraged to represent in some way what she had learnt from her personal exploration. Within 15 minutes a poem ‘came to her’. A poem which gave voice to some very powerful realisations in a way that she found deeply satisfying.
Over the past few years she has noticed that if she sits still for long enough to ‘capture the moment’, a poem appears. And if she finds herself grappling with an aspect of the experience that she wants to capture, then she knows she can turn to good friends who will help her explore her thinking by creating a Listening Space for her using Clean questions.
This book offers a collection of her poems, along with a fun activity that invites the reader to explore their own experience in a creative way through metaphor using Clean questions.