Ocean Heal Me

Ocean Heal Me

Ocean heal my wounds
Let your waves curl and foam on my body
Wash away blood, heal scars

Ocean renew me with your power
As unceasingly you roll
Giving strength that's been drained

Ocean keep me warm
Wrap me in your brine
Caress me with your tides

Ocean disperse my tears
As they flow in you
I cleanse my soul

Ocean let me grow in your depths
Color me vibrant blue, coral, green
Clear = revitalized

Ocean your spray anoints me
Cool and refreshed
My spiritual renewal

Ocean be my friend
Hold me flowing in your currents
Ever moving, ever changing

Ocean, heal me.

1983 Susan Bacon

Susan Bacon is a researcher, author and teacher. You can contact her through http://www.ecoentrepreneur.org

In The News:


New Hampshire Public Radio

Poetry Rules the Aspen Off-Season
Aspen Daily News
The Aspen Poets' Society has provided a venue for poets and poetry-lovers to convene since 2007. Simply providing an open venue to present and take in works was actually a significant moment for our valley's poets when Lisa Max Zimet and Kim Nuzzo ...
The Real Dead Poets SocietyNew Hampshire Public Radio

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NJ.com

At Dodge Poetry Festival, veterans and new writers take center stage
NJ.com
Mcpherson was one dozens of poets--including poet laureates and new writers--reciting their work at the 15th biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival today in Newark. The poets performed in front of a diverse audiences, from local school groups to ...
Poetry takes center stage at Dodge festival in Newark, NJNewsworks.org
Pinsky on poetry: Teachers should 'do no harm,' from Dodge FestMorristown Green
Dodge Poetry Festival to pay tribute to Amiri BarakaThe Star-Ledger
Huffington Post
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Metro

Man gets 8 years for stabbing friend in drunk argument over poetry
New York Daily News
Russians take their poetry seriously. A 53-year-old lover of romantic verse has been sentenced to eight years for stabbing a friend to death in a drunken argument over literary forms, the Daily Telegraph reported. The former teacher had gone to meet a ...
Poetry lover stabbed prose fan after argument over which literary genre was betterMetro

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County announces poetry winners
San Mateo Daily Journal
Its inaugural poetry contest, aptly named “Poetry Is,” drew 158 entries from 27 different communities in the county and winners will have a chance to read their work at a celebration this Thursday. / The authors, ranging in age from 9 to 76, were ...


The News Journal

Poet laureate's job? Maybe it's leading horse to water
The News Journal
As Delaware's poetry ambassador, I am most proud of my work to gain state-level and national recognition for hundreds of Delaware students in grades 7-12. I coordinate the Delaware Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a national ...


Down Syndrome: Poetry, Painting, Perspective
Huffington Post
At the poetry site I manage, we have delved into the beauty of the eyes of those who live with Down syndrome--not the literal eyes, but the ways of seeing. It is a hard beauty at times, a poetry of injury. Overall, we are not trying to definitively ...


Fond du Lac Reporter

Success: Love of FDL leads Wehner the arts
Fond du Lac Reporter
Mary Wehner is known in Fond du Lac for her enthusiasm in the arts community. A poet, painter and jazz enthusiast, she has lent her hand to many organizations both local and state-wide, and has worked in a variety of fields. “I think sometimes that I ...


American Life in Poetry: The Transfer
Kearney Hub
His car rolls up to the curb, you switch / your mood, which doll to bring and rush / out again on the sliding steps / of your shoes half-on, forgetting to zip / your new pink coat in thirty degrees, / teeth and hair not brushed, already / passing the ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Russian poetry lover gets 8 years for murder of prose fan
Telegraph.co.uk
"During the drinking, the two men began an argument over which literary genre is more important, poetry or prose," said a spokesman for the regional investigative committee. "The owner of the home argued that prose is the real literature, while his ...


Alexander Weiss, ranger who preserved Angel Island poetry, dies
SFGate
He learned that the walls were covered with poetry written in Chinese and Japanese by would-be immigrants and started an effort to preserve them. Mr. Weiss was characteristically modest about his effort. “I just started the engine,'' he said. “Others ...

Google News

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