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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Poetry gathering hosts competition on YouTube
Elko Daily Free Press
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Richard Blanco Talks Pilgrims, Poetry, and His Princely New Memoir
Advocate.com
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Canadian Poet Greg Frankson Banned From Live Poetry Events For Alleged ...
International Business Times AU
A Canadian poet, well-known in literary and social circles, has been banned from live poetry events in three cities, across the country. This followed allegations of sexual harassment against him, which were filed with the Ottawa's Capital Poetry ...
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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, ...


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'I burned a lot of bridges'; Bastard Poetry frontman took risk to make music
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Though he started writing poetry at a young age, he didn't pick up a guitar until age 21. He started hanging out with musicians and due to his limited experience usually got cast as a bass player. It wasn't easy, but Shenton put in the hours to get ...

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Thanksgiving Poetry Potluck
Huffington Post
"The Pumpkin" by John Greenleaf Whittier Whittier, an American poet who spent most of his life working a farm, wrote this poem in praise of everyone's favorite decorative gourd in 1850. The stanza below is particularly appropriate for the dessert ...


Gift guide: Poetry books
SFGate
Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself, illustrated by Allen Crawford (Tin House; 256 pages; $28.95). A lovely and inspired visual interpretation of Whitman's classic 60-page poem. Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine (Graywolf; 169 pages; $20 ...


How Many Scifi References Can You Catch At The Nerd Poetry Slam?
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On January 15, the Vancouver Poetry House Society held its annual Nerd Poetry Slam. Matt Loeb's came in fifth, but I really feel like "Sci Lingo We Ride" deserves a ton of accolades. The references fly thick and fast in this poem. Not give away all of ...


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Indy Pulse puts poetry, performance on stage
Chalkbeat New York
A few weeks later, she'd stand before a room full of poetry slam competitors, teachers, parents and a three-judge panel to perform “Ebola Poem,” her emotional answer to the way some of her classmates have joked about the disease and even used it as the ...


Canton's First Poet Laureate Indulges Love Of Language And Nature
Hartford Courant
Things changed when Hofmann took a poetry seminar in 2007. Hofmann, a professor of education at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, had earned master's degrees in English from Trinity College and the University of New Hampshire. But she ...

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