Find the Magic

FIND the MAGIC

Find the Magic As you release old bondage Come out of hiding And see the stars

Find the Magic As you expose the pain Let the tears flow And find beauty in your body

Find the Magic As you scream from the beating Run from the threats And feel the warmth of a hug

Find the Magic As the little girl is silenced Told she is too smart for her own good And she finds her place of honor as she speaks her mind

Find the Magic As the ghosts creep into dream Haunt your daily life And you meet them at the crossroads and move on

Find the Magic As you drift out of your body, avoiding the anger Observe the separation And you join the body temple once again to rejoice in this unique wonder

Find the Magic As you listen to the conflicts and Watch in horror And emerge from the water whole and beautiful in a rainbow of colors

Find the Magic, For you are whole once again

© 2004 Susan Bacon

Susan Bacon is an researcher, teacher and author. Contact her through her web site http://www.ecoentrepreneur.org

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New York Times

Poetry on a Budget
New York Times
Kyle Page, the architect who founded Sundial Studios, in Brooklyn, designed a weekend house for his family in Phillipsport, N.Y. Much of the building is clad in weathering steel, and the windows become larger the closer they get to the nearby pond.


NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Former North Texas Athlete Perseveres Through Poetry
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Nathaniel Little returns to Standridge Stadium, where 14 years ago, during his junior year at R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton, he suffered a catastrophic injury while tackling a fullback on the football field. “I chased him down and grabbed ahold ...


CU Columbia Spectator

Quarto's chapbook event hosts a propelling performance of poetry
CU Columbia Spectator
Quarto Magazine, a student-run literary magazine, performed the works of the top three chapbook contest contributors at their annual chapbook event last Friday, Nov. 16, in Dodge 501. The poetry of the contest's first-place winner, Mya Alexice, BC '20, ...


Space.com

'Once Upon a Star' Is a Poetic Exploration of the Cosmos
Space.com
James Carter would be the first to admit that he is a children's book writer, not a scientist. "I wrote 'Once Upon a Star' very much as a starry-eyed poet, not an expert!" the U.K. author and songwriter said of his latest book, "Once Upon a Star: A ...


Sojourners

When Church Language Fails Us, We Resist With Poetry
Sojourners
Note: A version of this essay was given as a talk at Women Doing Theology 2018, at the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary on November 9, 2018 in Elkhart, Ind. As a poet, I used to compartmentalize my poetry. Christian poetry, poetry of the body ...


Lexington Herald Leader (blog)

Al's Bar is for sale. Live music, poetry venue 'has been such a cultural phenomenon.'
Lexington Herald Leader (blog)
Four partners who transformed rowdy Al's Bar on North Limestone into a well-known venue for live music, poetry and local food, are putting the business up for sale. “We are not intending to close,” said Lester Miller, who with his wife, Aumaine Mott ...


Inside Higher Ed

Why It Matters That More Americans Read Poetry Now
Inside Higher Ed
In September, the National Endowment for the Arts published surprising new data: poetry reading in the United States has almost doubled over five years. A 2012 NEA survey had found that only 7 percent of Americans had read poetry in the previous year, ...


thenews.pl

Polish poetry on Budapest metro
thenews.pl
The Poems on the metro project in Budapest runs until December 20. The Polish Book Institute, which is the main organiser of the initiative, says on its website that the choice of Herbert is natural at a time when Poland celebrates the centenary of its ...


wgbh.org

Poet Richard Blanco Shares New Spins on Old Forms
wgbh.org
Everything old is new again — in poetry, that is. Richard Blanco, the nation's fifth presidential inaugural poet and author, most recently of the collaboration "Boundaries," joined Boston Public Radio to share his favorite modern takes on classic ...


Smithsonian

How Poetry Soothed a Nation in Mourning for John F. Kennedy
Smithsonian
In the wake of Kennedy's death, many newspapers published poetry tied to that weekend. Subsequently, editors Erwin A. Glikes and Paul Schwaber solicited poems about the assassination. Those works, along with some written during Kennedy's presidency, ...

Google News

Stones

As I picked up some of the polished gemstones in... Read More

Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]

Cesar Vallejo: Black RosesBow down your head ol' poet- To... Read More

Three Poems [Lima; Judges and Evils Creation]

1.Evil's CreationThou knowith evil clings To tender peace-; Nor does... Read More

I Shall Wait...

I Shall Wait..On all the new mornings, and every singking... Read More

Wondering

How I wonder what he's doing as I sit alone... Read More

Find the Magic

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The Power of Eating Disorders

I want to get closeI am afraid.Afraid of what... Read More

The Spirits de Copan

Part oneI see them in the skies I hear them... Read More

Lima, City with the Stretched out Wings [In English and Spanish]

Lima, City with the Stretched out WingsIt's an ink-black... Read More

The Art of Receiving Poetic Critique

You can show your poem to your mom, your spouse,... Read More

The Butcher of Lima and Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Two Poems)

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Peru; in English and Spanish)In what... Read More

The Ballad of: Brawling Mad-dog Sergeant Rook [Now in: SPANISH and English]

English VersionA bunch of us guys in the hutIn ?Nam... Read More

Wars, Air of Ambiguity [for: Lt. Laura Walker] in SPANISH and English

Wars, air of AmbiguityDedicated to 1st. Lt. Laura Walker (From... Read More

Our Home

Our home was warm in the shade of the trees... Read More

THe Monster Mash, A Graveyard SMASH (short story I wrote when I was 11)

The Monster Mash The Graveyard SmashHave you heard of the... Read More

Three Poems and Paradise Lost [One for Hell, One for Heaven one for an Inca King]

The Torrents of HellHell's furnace- Likened to a chimney Vomits... Read More

Ballade of an Inca King

Ah! Leave the gold, wealth and landSays the Inca King?;... Read More

A Dose of Laughter

I'm not well. Can't you tell? Kinda low, so,... Read More

Five Mixed Poems, with Notes [now is Spanish and English]

1.Night in Jamaica [Peruvianism: 1810]It was a rainy night... Read More

Feelings, O How Glorious!

Sometimes we feel hard-pressed, Our backs against the wall;... Read More

How to Write Bad Poetry

"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."--Oscar WildePeople write poetry... Read More

Robert Burns Love Poem: A Red, Red Rose

Robert Burns, a poor man, an educated man, and a... Read More

Shakespeares Sonnet XVIII, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day?

Shakespeare's sonnets require time and effort to appreciate. Understanding the... Read More

Five Poems from Home [And a view on the planet vs. the poet]

Five Poems from Home1) Remembering: Dorothy Parker [Dedicated to the... Read More

Three Sweet Poems, and Two Not So Sweet [now in: SPANISH and English]

1) End PoemWherever you are today- Is where you were... Read More