The Daily Breath


Peace is found in the space between the in breath and the out.
The Daily Breath (tDB) is a poetic rendering of this.

Each poem is an invitation to open a door and step into a new moment of the soul’s journey.

The Daily Breath is a ‘a poem, a day, for a year’ project offered as a limited subscription-only service. It is a combination of cut-up poetry, art and oracle wisdom sent daily via email or a Whatsapp. The analogue poems are mailed out every four months.

Each monthly investment gifts the recipient:

  • an exclusive daily poem every day (they are not published online or to social media)
  • an invitation each month to shape the poetry via page nomination.
  • a poem each month assigned as a personal oracle message.


1 month $12

Sagittarius lunar month (in progress until 25th December)
Colour My World (27/11-12/12)
‘M-Train’ by Patti Smith
The 12 days of Christmas (13-25/12)
‘Christmas Days’ by Jeanette Winterson
South American Street art and winterscape photos by Emily Craven

Capricorn lunar month (26th December – 24th January)
Doors 2020
Text to be confirmed
Photos of doors from around the world
Large postcard size


Late last year, I discovered that beginning my day with a cut-up poem was the perfect kind of stillness for me. A stillness that ignited my creativity and verve for the day ahead. A stillness that grounded me in action. It is a daily practice beautifully encapsulated by @flowingrooted’s hashtag #tinydailysomething. With more than 200 daily poems built in 2018, I decided 2019 was the year to push the boundaries further – to transform cut-up poetry from a survival act of creativity into a daily act of creative thriving.

The Daily Breath was born of this (and liberal doses of serendipity) as a poem a day for a year project, birthed as:

  • an invitation to turn up for myself every day
  • an opportunity to open myself wider and to explore deeper, than I ever have before
  • a way to create something exclusively for those drawn to my work
  • as an avenue to keep creating and connecting beyond the web of social media


JODI CLEGHORN is a cut-up poet and tarot reader whose digital and analogue projects include Beauty by Oracle (2018), The Red Thread of Fate (2018), The Metamorphosis of The Time Traveller’s Wife (2017), Get in Trouble (2017) and Postcardia-cum-Poetica (2016-current). Like tarot, she sees each poem as an invitation to open a door and step into a new moment of the soul’s journey.

Written on the Body – test poem (Jodi Cleghorn)
Source Text: Written on the Body (Jeanette Winterson)
Painting: Boreas (John Waterhouse)