Poetic & Analogical Thinking
I have written poetry for some time and also written a bit on poetry and poetic thought. I share this experience in the classroom. The capacity to think poetically and analogically can enrich the set of thinking tools that a student can use in a wide-range of fields.
Non-Meaning & Ambiguity
In the complex times that we live in, many times it is difficult to associate a precise meaning with our experience. As practitioners we have to be able to understand and process this state.
Abstraction & Analogy
Abstraction and drawing analogies is very helpful to be able to imagine the unknown. One can gesture towards an experience without specifying it. These abilities can be sharpened with exercises as well as exposure.
Writing Exercises & Rigour
The poetic can be appreciated only in a limited way theoretically. For an understanding of the poetic frame of mind, one has to write poetry. The poetic is not a subset of poetry – but poetry is a reliable point of access.