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

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Salisbury Post

Catawba's English and music departments host evening of Irish poetry and music
Salisbury Post
On Tuesday, April 7, Catawba College's English and music departments will host an evening of Irish poetry and music, beginning at 7 p.m. in Tom Smith Auditorium in Ketner Hall. The evening, which is free and open to the public, will feature ...


Tulsa World

Rhyme and reason: What's a poetry museum doing in rural Oklahoma?
Tulsa World
It has got everything in there. Way back in the day, poets were the unacknowledged legislators of the world. That's what (Percy Bysshe) Shelley said. That was a couple of centuries ago, but it's still true that you can find a lot that is useful in ...


Southwest Florida poetry contest winners announced
The News-Press
Last year when the number of entries in Southwest Florida Poetry Contest quadrupled, we called it a poetry boom. This year the number of poems submitted doubled to more than 150. Poetry has poetically exploded in Southwest Florida! Local poets and ...


Ross woman makes poetry of moments big and small
Tribune-Review
Inspiration comes when it will, so Rose Cheriton keeps a pen and pad at her bedside. “Sometimes in the middle of the night, a thought will come to me, and I write it down,” Cheriton said. “I might go back later on and work on it. But sometimes it comes ...


PRI

1200 years later, is Chinese poetry entering a new golden age?
PRI
According to Yibing, the poets were skeptical. They weren't “app” kind of guys. Was this really a good venue for poetry, they wondered? But, within minutes of the poets uploading their poems, he says, “there were hundreds of people 'liking' them and ...
Library plans April poetry series to celebrate National Poetry MonthKitsap Sun
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Scotsman

Highland hero of poetry hailed 250 years on
Scotsman
His purported translation of 'authentic' Gaelic poems and songs into English in the three Ossianic publications caused a debate into the nature of poetry, oral literature and publication practices that fuelled thinkers from David Hume to Samuel Johnson.”.


Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Maine Poetry Express Waterville planned April 2 at Hathaway Creative Center
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
WATERVILLE — To kick off National Poetry Month, Waterville will host a celebration of poetry with Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair and Mid-Maine community poets. The third annual Maine Poetry Express Waterville is set for 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April ...

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Los Angeles Times

Finally at rest: Britain's King Richard III buried with pomp, poetry
Los Angeles Times
He will always be known as the king whose bones were discovered beneath a parking lot. But on Thursday, Richard III was given a send-off befitting his regal title. In a ceremony oozing with British pomp and circumstance, and attended by royals ...
Watch Benedict Cumberbatch read poetry at the reburial of King Richard IIIEntertainment Weekly

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Boston Globe (subscription)

Cambridge offers poets chance to make their mark on sidewalks
Boston Globe (subscription)
People with a knack for verse will get an opportunity to cement their legacy in Cambridge this spring. As crews from the Department of Public Works replace sidewalks damaged by the winter's historic snowfall, they will imprint poetry written by ...


Bradenton Herald

Poetry pulled Texas center McGee-Stafford from depression
Bradenton Herald
"I love doing poetry because it's fun to be nobody," McGee-Stafford said. "My dad's a pastor, he's big in the religious world. My mom is Pam McGee. But with poetry, everyone is in there telling their story, being vulnerable and giving their story to ...

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Google News

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