prose poem for today

“There is a brokenness out of which comes the Unbroken,

 

Shatteredness out of which comes the Unshatterable. 

 

There is a Sorrow beyond all grief

 

which leads to Joy

 

and a Fragility out of whose depths emerges Strength. 

 

There is Hollow Space too vast

 

for words through which we pass with each loss,

 

out whose darkness we are sanctioned into being. 

 

There is a Cry

 

deeper that all sound

 

whose serrated edge cut the heart

 

as we break open to the place inside

 

which is unbreakable and whole,

 

while learning to sing.”      

 

                                Rashani

Who We Are

We make art in order not to die from the truth. F. Nietzsche

Ashlar Center for Narrative Arts is an arts driven non-profit educational organization that uses spoken word, writing, and arts processes for expression and healing.

We call it "serving the Personal Story".

Our goal is to build resilience in our story tellers.

And give these stories much needed public exposure across platforms.

We invite you to invite us.