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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Telegraph.co.uk

Christmas Books 2014: best poetry to read
Telegraph.co.uk
Increasingly, poets are doing just that. At least, the most striking of recent collections are taking on the realities of conflict and division, and for a moment there seems to be less room for introspective or brooding poems. For example, “the world ...


New York Daily News

Bronx woman hopes poetry will push people to the polls
New York Daily News
BY DENIS SLATTERY. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. A YOUNG Bronx woman is using her pen to push people to the polls. Crystal Valentine, 20, was named New York City Youth Poet Laureate after a rousing reading of her poem “A Voter's Problem” at a ...


New York Times

How Has the Social Role of Poetry Changed Since Shelley?
New York Times
Shelley once called poets the “unacknowledged legislators of the world.” This week, Adam Kirsch and Leslie Jamison discuss how the social role of poetry has changed since then. By Adam Kirsch. No one asked for Shelley's views on the Congress of Vienna, ...


RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

'What Rhymes With Islamic State?' Militants Express Ideology Through Poetry
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Indeed, North Caucasian "jihadi poetry" is so popular that there is a group, Poeziya Dzhikhada ["Poetry of Jihad"] dedicated to it on the Russian social network VKontakte. Poems, some written by jihadis in Russian prisons, are shared via the VKontakte ...


The Montclair Monthly Poetry Series Continues
Patch.com
His forthcoming collection of poems is called The Leaves of El Moriviví (2016). Other books of poems include The Trouble Ball (2011), The Republic of Poetry (2006), Alabanza (2003), A Mayan Astronomer in Hell's Kitchen (2000), Imagine the Angels of ...

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The 50 Best Independent Fiction and Poetry Books of 2014
Flavorwire
2014 will go down as a landmark year in independent literature, chiefly because a few longstanding “trends” or “developments” are hardening into verifiable traits of fiction and poetry beyond Big Publishing. To begin with, independent poetry, noted ...


TIME

Take Heart: A Conversation in Poetry
Press Herald
"Vespers" by Theodore Enslin. Edited and introduced by Wesley McNair, Maine poet laureate. In this poem for November, the late Maine poet Theodore Enslin considers the relentless and mysterious purposes of his neighbors. Vespers. By Theodore Enslin.
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Art, Gardening, Poetry and More at the Mill Valley Library
Patch.com
Join us for an afternoon of poetry featuring a rare visit by East Coast poet Fred Marchant, joined by Bay Area poets Maxine Hong Kingston and Dean Rader. This event is a collaboration of the Mill Valley Library and the Marin Poetry Center and is free ...


Corny Kickoff Poetry is Moving On...Mostly
Corn Nation
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How Poetry Gave Me a Voice
Huffington Post
Why would teens go to the library to read poetry when they can easily be on Facebook, clicking away at their notifications? Why would teens read, or even write poetry, when they could be liking photos on Instagram or watching music videos on YouTube?

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