share a piece to yourself – clothes free poetry contest

One of the things I love to do is write poems to myself. It’s a very loving, intimate and empowering experience. I make time to reflect, look at myself, embrace and speak life.

We invite you to take some time to reflect and write. And perhaps, you might want to share a beautiful excerpt of your reflections in the clothes free poetry contest. You never know who it might bless.

See the details on our Clothes Free Poetry information page and share via the Entry Form.

Want a primer? Check out these two pieces:

where are you?

what is a woman?

what is a woman?

Today’s Women on Wednesdays post is a poem inspired by my personal journey. It reflects how nu gymnosophy / clothes free living impacted my concept of womanhood for myself.  

Of course this also honors our currently open Clothes Free Poetry Contest, which you should definitely check out!


what is a woman?

what is a woman?

they ask, they tell

in guesses we dwell

as if we weren’t human

.

and how does one dress?

in a skirt and a tee?

or in pants? silly me

I don’t know, I confess

.

and what of its face?

and how does it move?

and how does it prove

in societal space?

.

you know what I found?

that this is a woman:

simply a human!

does that astound?

.

how does one dress?

in every or nothing

perhaps only something

I know, I confess

.

whatever the face

however one moves

simply breathing it proves

in natural space

.

at the heart of the core

beyond cells and blood

our bright spirits flood

nothing less, nothing more

.

what is a woman?

they really can’t tell

little illustrates well

because we’re simply human

.

– hontouniheart

5 avril 2017

5th annual clothes free poetry contest

It’s the 5th annual clothes free poetry contest!!!

Theme:

Nu Gymnosophy – The philosophy and practice of nudity and clothes free living in modern life.

inspiration

This theme rises from Dr. Maurice Parmelee’s book Nudism in Modern Life.

“The new gymnosophy is, therefore, a philosophy both of nature and of cultural evolution. It advocates not only the practice of nudity whenever feasible, but also the utilisation and enjoyment of every beneficent aspect of nature.” – Parmelee

So, what does clothes free living look like in modern everyday life? And how does it inspire you right where you are today?

how it works

Each participant may submit 1 entry between April 1 and April 15. Then, once the submission period closes, we will post all entries for site visitors’ vote. We will announce the winner on May 1. The entry with the most votes wins a prize from the shopclothesfree.com online store!

guidelines

  • Open for submissions April 1-15, 2017
  • Submissions must go through the Poetry Contest Entry Form
  • Theme: nu gymnosophy – clothes free living in modern life
  • 1 entry per person
  • Author may self-identify with pseudonym or name
  • Entries should be text accompanying image is optional
  • Entries may be in any language as long as English text translation accompanies the submission
  • Inappropriate submissions or submissions not related to the theme will not be posted

So, sharpen you pencils, gather you quills and work your poetic vibe!

announcing the winner of the 4th annual clothes free poetry contest

We are so honored by all of the hearty shares of naked soul writing during the 4th annual clothes free poetry contest. Each piece was a bold expression of heart, daring to bare oneself, first and foremost, to oneself during the writing process. Thank you to everyone for your soul work and for your generosity in sharing yourself with others in the form of poetry.

Read more

last day for entries into the 2016 clothes free poetry contest!

Watcha doin? OK, if it’s not writing poetry, then you have to rethink your life choices right now.

Why? Because today is the last day to submit an entry to the 2016 Clothes Free Poetry Contest!

poetry contest

Details and guidelines here: https://clothesfreelife.com/2016/04/01/its-time-welcome-to-the-4th-annual-clothes-free-poetry-contest/

Excellent! I see you stretching your fingers to type away!

Happy Clothes Free Friday!

2 days left to enter the 2016 clothes free poetry contest!

Where is that dusty journal we talked about a few days ago? You know, the one with all your poems that you’ve been writing since 1694? Yeah, go grab that, read for inspiration, take out the quill of your heart and share something wonderful with others!

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The 4th annual Clothes Free Poetry Contest themed “The Body as Poetry” is still open through Friday, April 15, 2016 11:59 PM EST. Share your soul’s beautiful voice. Details and guidelines available at: https://clothesfreelife.com/2016/04/01/its-time-welcome-to-the-4th-annual-clothes-free-poetry-contest/

If you’re in the United States, don’t stress out about doing your taxes right now. You have until the 18th for that craziness. Prioritize. Instead, give yourself some peace and love by joining everyone else around the world in writing poetry! It’s way more fun than choosing between standard and itemized deductions!

join in on the 2016 clothes free poetry contest!

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Confession: I went through your things last night and found all your hidden journals full of amazing poetry. No, I’m not sorry!

Go open your book to that pile of drafts you’ve had since 2001 and summon one of those amazing pieces you’ve been waiting to complete! There are some beautiful entries coming in for the 2016 Clothes Free Poetry Contest. Wouldn’t you love to join in and share the beauty of your soul, too?

Below is a little tickler of inspiration, a piece I wrote last week for Women on Wednesdays. Once you’ve listened and read, head over to our 2016 Clothes Free Life Poetry Contest page for the details and submit your entry!

I am alive

“I am alive,”
says my heart
to my head

feel me beat
through your feet
when you walk
down the street

bare your soles
open toed
press your heel
really feel

where you stand
take your hand
touch me here
never fear

with your palm
to your chest
take your gaze
to the west

hear the sound
of your breath
even though
you have wept

“I am alive”
says my heart
to my soul

I am free
Just to be
I’m alive
I am me

hontouniheart
5 avril 2016

 

it's time! welcome to the 4th annual clothes free poetry contest

Welcome to 4th annual  Clothes Free Poetry Contest!

Theme: The Body as Poetry

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You are invited to share your original soulful poetry in gratitude for your body and who you are.

How it works

Each participant may submit 1 entry between April 1 and April 15. Once the submission period closes, all entries will be posted for site visitors to vote upon. We will announce the winner on April 30th. The entry with the most votes wins a prize!

Guidelines

  • Open for submissions April 1-15, 2016
  • Submissions to hontouniheart(at)clothesfreelife.com
  • Theme: Clothes free life – The Body as Poetry
  • 1 entry per person
  • Author may self-identify with pseudonym or name
  • Entries may be text or image of the poem
  • Entries may be in a foreign language (including sign language) as long as English text translation accompanies the submission
  • Inappropriate submissions will not be posted

 

Share your soul!


 

I thank you God

for this most amazing body

which when I

move her to open

helps me cry

tears

I knew not I had

– hontouniheart 31 mars 2016