Joined

JOINED

Heart beat of man pounding - yet
unheard joined becomes the beat of a nation.

Words of man written - yet
unread joined becomes a proclamation.

Sounds of man spoken - yet
unheard joined becomes a production .

Lines of man drawn - yet
unrecognized joined becomes an illustration.

Beings of man humming - yet
forgotten joined becomes a celebration.

Patterns of man created - yet
invisible joined becomes a new universe.

Joined we become recognized.

Susan "Sue" Bacon Trumpfheller is an author, teacher, researcher and coach. Sue works with her clients to use subtle energies to create their supportive environments. You can contact her at http://www.ecoentrepreneur.org

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The Guardian

Imtiaz Dharker awarded Queen's gold medal for poetry
The Guardian
She added: “Hers is a unique perspective and an essential voice in the diversity of English-language poetry. It is a moral force – a force for good and a force for change – that refuses to see the world as anything less personal than an extended ...

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Running on poetry: advertising our importance
The Hindu
In Polish poet Wisława Szymborska's poem, Advertisement, the poet talks about the merits of prescription medicine. She seems to sell it to us when she says, “I know how to handle misfortune/how to take bad news/I can minimize injustice/lighten up God's ...

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Valdosta Daily Times

Literary Guild rejoices in poetry
Valdosta Daily Times
Collins, professor of poetry at Harvard, suggests that quiet reflection in solitude can also enrich one's appreciation of everyday events. In a poem titled “Introduction to Poetry, he bemoans the fact that students do not enjoy the total effect that ...


Poetry Podcast: Stephen Burt Reads Liz Waldner
The New Yorker
In this week's episode of the poetry podcast, which concludes the first year of the series, Stephen Burt reads “Sad Verso of the Sunny ____,” by Liz Waldner, which was published in The New Yorker in 2009. The poem—in which the speaker recalls a ritual ...

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Author pairs poets with their beverage of choice
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Local poet and author Elliot O. Lipchik loves wine and poetry in equal measure. And in his new book — published in this final stanza of 2014 — he puts the two together. From Edgar Allan Poe, who drank too much, to Marianne Moore, who drank not at all ...


The Journal

Poet Imtiaz Dharker published in North East to be honoured by Queen
The Journal
Imtiaz Dharker, whose work is known to thousands of GCSE students, will become the fourth Bloodaxe-published poet to receive the medal, which is awarded for excellence in poetry and was instituted in 1933. She follows John Agard in 2012, Fleur Adcock ...
Veteran poetess Imtiaz Dharker awarded with the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry ...Jagran Josh

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A Poetry Contest About Race
New York Times (blog)
I did this years ago, with a poetry contest about the Iraq war, and I found many of the poems very moving. Race likewise seems one of those topics that calls for the kind of soul-searching that poetry is well suited for. I'd also invite school or ...


Bloomberg

Welcome to the Putin Show: Love, Poetry, Bears
Bloomberg
Between sparring with a Ukrainian journalist and sending stern messages to his opponents, Putin recited poetry and even talked about his personal life. “All good, don't worry,” he told a reporter from the Voronezh region on the Ukrainian border, who ...
Bears, love, poetry: welcome to the Vladimir Putin showChicago Tribune

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Teton Valley News

On why poetry matters
Teton Valley News
Teton High School students once again competed in the local Poetry Out Loud (POL) contest, a national program started by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Poetry Foundation to encourage “the nation's youth to learn about great poetry ...

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Children in Charleston, Miss. Use Poetry to Reach Elderly Patients
HottyToddy.com
In the small city of Charleston, Mississippi, also known as the “Gateway to the Delta,” Tallahatchie General Hospital (TGH) shelters a small population of patients suffering from dementia. The patients routinely go about their days with the help of ...

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