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

In The News:

Live poetry is thriving 21st Mar 2019  Deccan HeraldAs we celebrate World Poetry Day today, Metrolife spoke to few Bengaluru-based poets and venue owners about the debate on classical vs modern poetry and ...
Sioux City Teen to Compete in National Poetry Contest  U.S. News & World ReportBishop Heelan Catholic High School junior Foster Johnson will compete in the national Poetry Out Loud contest after winning the state's contest this month.
World Poetry Day observed at RAC  Daily TimesA moot titled Importance of Song in Poetry was conducted by Rawalpindi Arts Council and Sabaat Foundation jointly to mark World Poetry Day on Thursday.
Wick partners with Academy of American Poets to introduce 'Emerge' on Poets.org  Kent WiredThe Wick Poetry Center is partnering with the Academy of American Poets to launch a web-based version of their program, “Emerge,” on Poets.org, according to ...
Three poems by the Muslim poet Rumi to help when you need it most  Stuff.co.nzOPINION: Poetry is having a renaissance at the moment, what with poets like Kiwi Hera Lindsay Bird, the US's Loma (Christopher Soto) and Morgan Parker, and ...
Poet as painter  Trinidad NewsA PASSION for words was not the only thing Derek Walcott inherited from his father. Warwick Walcott, a civil servant, was also a painter. Though he died young, ...
American Life in Poetry: ‘Happiness’  The Spokesman-ReviewIs it worse to live in a city where you can't see a big storm coming until it's right on top of you, or to be out on the plains where you can see it coming for almost too ...
Poetry through songs  Deccan HeraldIn India, nothing can bring people close to poetry than film songs, be it in any language. Many would remember the stunning lyrics of poets or lyricists such as ...
Brazil has football and, in the way that gifts align, Ireland has poetry  The Irish TimesCurating A Deeper Country: the latest edition of Belfast's Poetry Jukebox honours CS Lewis.
Who Wrote The Poetry: Beto or Yoko?  The Daily CallerFormer Democratic Texas Rep. and 2020 presidential candidate Robert (Beto) O'Rourke sparked national interest and confusion after one of his old poems from ...
‘How my debut poetry manuscript was edited to become a full-fledged book’  Scroll.inOnce a year, The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective runs a poetry prize through which they choose three poets with full-length poetry manuscripts to mentor over ...
Poetry Beyond Bars: Poem-a-Day Highlights Work of Incarcerated Writers  Book RiotFor five days this February, Poem-a-Day shared the work of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated writers in a series curated by poet Clint Smith.
From hardship to hope, Singapore's migrant poets find their voices  TODAYonlineSINGAPORE — In dorms on Singapore's fringes or employers' backrooms, a growing number of migrant workers are using poetry to shed light on their hidden ...
W.S. Merwin, Poet of Life’s Damnable Evanescence, Dies at 91  The New York TimesW. S. Merwin, a formidable American poet who for more than 60 years labored under a formidable poetic yoke: the imperative of using language — an ...
'Poetry Toast': Join the 6th Annual Meri Goyette Arts Awards Luncheon  Manchester Ink LinkNASHUA, NH — Celebrate Nashua's vibrant arts scene, the spoken word, and this year's Arts Awards honorees with a champagne lunch, performances, awards ...
Mill Valley man hopes to promote the craft as Marin’s poet laureate  Marin Independent JournalTerry Lucas was born in Ohio, raised in Illinois and New Mexico, studied to be a preacher, and ended up with a career as a senior executive for Men's ...
As the city's iconic poet turns 100, the Beat Generation celebrates in San Francisco  CNNAs firebrand poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti turns 100, we explore the pockets of Beat Generation culture still alive in his beloved San Francisco.
‘We have heard your call’: Gulzar replies to Javed Akhtar’s stirring poem asking writers to speak up  Scroll.in“Will there be singing in the dark times. Yes there will be songs of the dark times.” In this short poem with three verses, Gulzar responds to Javed Akhtar's ...
Put poetry and plays on the agenda for the weekend  CBC.caLooking for something to do this weekend? Here are a few ideas. Local poets. "I'm always a little astonished when people tell me that they just don't like poetry," ...
W. S. Merwin’s Poems of Ethical Care  The AtlanticThe Pulitzer Prize–winning poet, who died last week at 91, found an enduring language to express his anguish at what human exploitation has done to the ...
On World Poetry Day, remembering the friendship between Pablo Neruda and a postman  FirstpostOn World Poetry Day, Baradwaj Rangan revisits Il Postino, Michael Radford's 1994 masterpiece, which imagines a fictional friendship between Pablo Neruda ...
The Poets Of Fishing Gather In Oregon  NPRThis weekend fishermen and fishing women gather in Astoria, Ore., to read poetry. Their work explores the modern problems of the fishing life, including climate ...
Listen to T.S. Eliot Reflect on Poetry  The New York TimesThe 92nd Street Y has released a 1950 recording in which the poet talks about live vs. recorded readings and how to pace a public performance.
Pound, Politics and Poetry  TPMThe global revival of fascism and white nationalism has gotten me re-reading some of the writers part of the original fascist wave, especially the American poet ...
Real life creates a recipe for baker's poetry  Minnesota Public Radio NewsMaster baker Danny Klecko's St. Agnes Bakery was the official bread supplier for the Super Bowl and they had a huge number of orders. Then ICE informed him ...
Notebook of Poetry Penned by Bonnie and Clyde Set to Go on Auction  Smithsonian.comBonnie Parker's poetry has long provided a portal into the fleeting lives of Depression-era America's most notorious pair of outlaws. But as Alison Flood reports ...
Poetry on postbox: #Sticklit  The HinduSticklit aims to be the world's largest repository of art and literature in public spaces.
Ministry of Culture and Sports celebrates World Poetry Day  The Peninsula QatarA large number of poets attended a cultural forum held by the Ministry of Culture and Sports to celebrate World Poetry Day on Thursday.
Poetry teacher will be missed  Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelMy friend and mentor “Ted” Bookey passed away March. We met 12 years ago in his Joy of Poetry class at University of Maine at Augusta's Senior College.
20 Best Instagram Poems About Love That Can Help You Save Your Relationship  YourTangoPoetry often helps us better understand the meaning of love and can be very helpful when questioning your relationship or wanting to tell your partner exactly ...
World Poetry Day: Celebrating Kenyan queens of verse  nation.co.keYou can't start a story about poetry without a bit of poetry.
The Best Poets On Instagram  Vogue.co.ukOn World Poetry Day Vogue meets six poets taking Instagram by storm - including Nikita Gill and Lang Leav.
Four women poets who will take you on an alternative journey through Welsh history  The Conversation - UKFrom speaking out over domestic abuse in medieval times to telling the realities of war, these female poets present a very different version of Welsh life.
Houston Kicks Off Its First International Poetry Film Festival  Houston Public MediaA collaborative art form that is not often showcased by itself will now have its own festival in Houston.
Poet will read for Keuka College series - News  Steuben CourierKeuka College's Spotlight Series continues Thursday, March 28, with a reading by poet Nicholas Friedman. Free and open to the public, the reading begins at 7 ...
Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith brings poetry to the airwaves  KALWUnited States Poet Laureate and Fairfield local Tracy K. Smith has a new literary project, and this time it's on the airwaves. It's called "The Slowdown".
Ode to the world wide web: Anglophone poetry in the post-Internet, post social-media era  The HinduIn the countdown to World Poetry Day, we look at how much Anglophone poetry has changed. The market-unaware Indian poet of the 80s, faintly apologetic ...
Poetry for peace: ‘Delay The War, It Is Better,’ wrote Sahir Ludhianvi  Scroll.inAn English translation of the poet's verses written for India and Pakistan at the time of the Tashkent peace agreement of 1966, which resolved the 1965 war.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Celebrates 100th Birthday With A New Book, 'Little Boy'  NPRThe Beat Generation icon and owner of City Lights bookstore and press in San Francisco is still writing. He celebrates his centennial March 24, and his new ...
For Sale: Original Poetry, Handwritten by Bonnie and Clyde  Atlas ObscuraBonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow may be the United States' most famous outlaw lovers. Together, they racked up a record of murders, thefts, and kidnappings ...
From soccer to sonnets: Frank Skinner plans to bring poetry to the masses  The GuardianThe comedian and radio DJ Frank Skinner is usually associated more with football chants than the sonorous stanzas of TS Eliot or Philip Larkin. But Skinner ...
World Poetry Day 2019: What the Peacock said to Ganesha about his Brother's Lovesickness  Firstpostimpossible: ever since he saw. Valli, at the archery contest,. he's being most unreasonable. He refuses food, then says. he's hungry and wants to go. pick figs on ...
TARA DYER STOYLE: Songs' lyrics are poetry set to music  The Albany HeraldBut the parts of a song that I cherish most are the lyrics … the poetry.
'We donte want to hurt anney one': Bonnie and Clyde's poetry revealed  The GuardianFamily notebook appears to show that both of the notorious Depression-era outlaws turned their hand to verse.
Spoken-Word Poetry’s Dynamic Duo  The New YorkerMichele Moses on a recent, sold-out show where Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye performed poems about divorce, long-distance relationships, and whale hearts.
The Fall 2019 Valentino Collection Included Poetry From Greta Bellamacina, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Mustafa The Poet, and Robert Montgomery  VogueLove was in the air at Valentino's Fall 2019 show today. A week after the Oscars, Pierpaolo Piccioli's focus shifted from Gemma Chan's couture and Frances ...
World Poetry Day: Best Instagram poets to make you laugh, cry and think  The IndependentPoetry was once considered a dying art. At least, it was until Instagram came along and gave this underappreciated literary form a contemporary platform, one ...
Woman with mental disabilties inspires others with poetry  Laurinburg ExchangeLAURINBURG — Sometimes inspiration and healing come with the flick of a pen. Shelisha Campbell uses poetry to fight the challenges in her life with…
The best recent poetry – review roundup | Books  The GuardianKingdomland by Rachael Allen; Gen by Jonathan Edwards; Magical Negro by Morgan Parker; and Counting Backwards: Poems 1975-2017 by Helen Dunmore.
Budget Time At The Legislature, In Poetry  Honolulu Civil Beat"Let's look at these fine audits," said the Chairman. "Let's put you to the test.”
World Poetry Day: 10 viral poems on social stigmas you ought to know  Free Press JournalOn the occasion of World Poetry Day (March 21), we list down poems curated on open mics that went viral in no time. Touching upon topics such as misogyny,
Poetry Is Back In Fashion  Vogue.co.ukPoetry is back in fashion... and back on the catwalk. Pierpaolo Piccioli collaborated with four contemporary poets on his AW19 Valentino collection.
Smyrna poet, 95, shares a lifetime of rhyme  Delaware State NewsSMYRNA — Purposeful words, one by one, written to rhythm and often by rhyme, that is how Smyrna resident Lawon Underdown has expressed many of her ...
March 22, 2019 Poetry In Motion  Waupaca County NewsPublisher's Letter Dear Reader,. Poetry may not be as popular as it once was in comparison to other literary genres. Stories of murder, mayhem and mystery fly ...
Upper Darby officer gets McNamara award; poetry winners lauded  The Delaware County Daily TimesUPPER DARBY — The 16th annual Dennis McNamara Memorial Award Officer of the Year and fourth annual Black History Month Poetry contest winners stole ...
Poet Urvashi Bahuguna On Her Debut ‘Terrarium’ and Its Inspirations  HuffPost IndiaUrvashi Bahuguna's debut poetry collection, Terrarium, is the poetry of our planet. While deeply rooted in the Indian imagery of mangoes, mud and monsoons, ...
Poetry Reading  Ohio Wesleyan UniversityDELAWARE, Ohio – Poet, filmmaker, and artist D.A. Powell is known for his concentration on contemporary culture and topics related to the AIDS crisis.
Kamal Kumar Tanti's poems present the politics and poignance of being marginalised in a distant land  Scroll.inThe Assamese poet Kamal Kumar Tanti won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar in the year 2012 for his book of poems, Marangburu Amar Pita. The phrase ...
23 March: Resolution Day, SMS, Poetry, Speeches & Parade  The PostSend SMS and poetry to resolute once again on Pakistan Resolution Day 23 March. Get here Speeches and Military Parade videos on this special day.
This famous British poet gave up the thing dearest to him for Lent  Aleteia ENGiving up something for Lent? The more you love something, the greater the sacrifice. For some, it might be almost impossible to go without a daily cup of coffee.
World Poetry Day 2019: 28 of the most powerful lines ever written  The IndependentOn World Poetry Day, falling on 21 March, we recognise the moving spirit of poetry and its transformative effect on culture. Here are a small collection of singular ...
W.S. Merwin, Poet Who Saw Rhyme, and Reason, in Nature  The WireW.S. Merwin, one of the most prolific poets of the 21st century, died yesterday in his sleep at his house in Ha'iku, on the northeast coast of Maui.
KidsPost contest: Go nuts for poetry in the Squirrel Haiku Contest  The Washington PostWe're celebrating National Poetry Month and Squirrel Week by showcasing your creativity.
All-Star Poets Headline 2019 Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference  EIN NewsPoetry by the Sea is to literary conferences what a Stradivarius violin is to a fiddle - in a league of its own.” — Kim Bridgman. MADISON, CONNECTICUT ...
Tamizh on my timeline  The Hindu BusinessLineOldTamilPoetry is Chenthil Nathan's daily dollop of Sangam-era poetry and wisdom.
Canberra poet is touched by songs based on his works  The AgePoems from John Passant's two collections have been set to music by Milena Cifali of Gippsland duo the Awesome on a new CD being launched soon.
Bosque School student is New Mexico's poetry champ  KOBMarian Camacho March 20, 2019 12:25 PM. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A student from Bosque School will represent the state of New Mexico in the national finals ...
Saying Goodbye to the Poets Who Gave Me My Life  TheTyee.caLane, Leggo, Rosenblatt, Merwin — how do I repay such a large debt?
This new ghazal by Javed Akhtar is a clarion call for writers to wield their pens in dark times  Scroll.inOn March 16, the 53rd edition of the Shankar-Shad Mushaira took place at Modern School, Barakhamba Road in Delhi. With over 15 leading poets, the annual ...
St. John’s poet laureate Mary Dalton aims to ‘foreground’ poetry in city  The TelegramA grey mist hangs outside the window of poet Mary Dalton's Memorial University office on Saturday. Juxtaposed on the windowsill are bright green potted plants.
World Poetry Day: Four spoken word poets reflect on love, our cities and friendships  FirstpostOn World Poetry Day, a throwback to the Firstpost Poetry Project which showcased the art and creative process of four individuals — Ankita Shah, Ramneek ...
Things to Do: Celebrate National Poetry Day, party like a mad hatter, and say goodbye to Madea  WHYYThis weekend, you can enjoy Japanese culture in Fairmount Park, learn about Philadelphia's history of strong women, and listen to diverse wordsmiths on South ...
New poetry that grapples with climate change  Yale Climate ConnectionsThere's something like a perverse poetry to climate change. In its all-encompassing largeness it defies straightforward description, inspires awe and terror, and ...
Saskatoon poet named the province's first Youth Poet Laureate  Regina Leader-PostAlasdair Rees has been named the first Saskatchewan Youth Poet Laureate and Bruce Rice is this year's Saskatchewan Poet Laureate.
VERSeFest announces new poet laureates to serve as Ottawa's 'cultural ambassadors'  Ottawa CitizenTwo years after Ottawa's poet laureate program was resurrected following a nearly 30-year hiatus, the city is welcoming two new poets to the post.
Field Museum's First Poet-in-Residence to Host Pop-Up Poetry Stations  WTTW NewsEric Elshtain, the Field Museum's first-ever poet-in-residence, interacts with a group of children in the museum's Stanley Field Hall. (John Weinstein / The Field ...
Vancouver Island poet Patrick Lane dies at 79  Vancouver SunPatrick Lane's accolades include the Governor General's Award for Poetry for Poems New and Selected, the Canadian Authors Association Award, and three ...
Works of Justice: The Reality Poets on “Wheeling and Healing”  PEN AmericaWorks of Justice is an online series that features *content* connected to the PEN America Prison and Justice Writing Program, reflecting on the relationship ...
Animal Friends exhibit explores nature, wildlife through art and poetry  New Times SLOArroyo Grande artist Jeri Edwards is a wildlife painter who simply doesn't do plein air paintings. Edwards prefers to be a bit more mindful and...
UA Poetry Center Will Share in $1M Grant From Mellon Foundation  UANewsThe University of Arizona Poetry Center is among the beneficiaries of a $1 million grant to the Academy of American Poets from The Andrew W. Mellon ...
The numbers, World Poetry Day edition  Marketplace APMEvery day, the editors at Marketplace put together what we call "the numbers," a daily segment on the show that gives listeners a snapshot of the stock market.
UMA to present annual Plunkett Maine Poetry Festival  Lewiston Sun JournalAUGUSTA — The 17th annual Plunkett Maine Poetry Festival at the University of Maine at Augusta will feature Martín Espada as its keynote poet. The day-long ...
€10,000 Moth Poetry Prize shortlist revealed  The Irish Times'All this manifested talent made it agonising' – judge Jacob Polley. Read the four contenders.
Women speak out with poetry in celebration of International Women's Day  The Daily Tar HeelVisual artist Nancy Smith stands by her painting "From the Depths of the Earth" in her home studio on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Nancy's paintings, which were ...
Obituary: Donald Campbell, playwright, poet and historian, transformer of Scottish cultural community  The ScotsmanDonald Campbell, playwright, poet and historian. Born: 25 February 1940 in Wick. Died: 8 March 2019 in Edinburgh, aged 79.
In a lyrical fashion: model Wilson Oryema on writing poetry for this season  The GuardianA favourite of labels from Stella McCartney to Grace Wales Bonner, the 25-year-old filmmaker, poet and environmental campaigner reflects on the change of the ...
Grace: Raise a glass to the Irish legacy of words and poetry  Omaha World-HeraldWhen you consider the Irish contribution to Western culture, take green beer, shamrock tattoos and daylong stereotype-promoting bacchanals off your list.
Joni Mitchell to Release Book of Lyrics, Poetry, and Paintings  PitchforkIn 1971, Joni Mitchell crafted one hundred copies of Morning Glory on the Vine—a book compiling handwritten lyrics, poems, and over thirty of Mitchell's ...
How Poetry Influences This Cofounder's Real Estate Startup  ForbesFind out how this Somalian born engineer launched a tech startup and published his first book of poetry, with poetry influencing every bit of his tech work.
Contest will put poetry in motion  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteCrossing Limits seeks poetry submissions themed “I Too Am Pittsburgh,” and the winners will be displayed on Port Authority buses.
World Poetry Day: 10 Instagram poets to follow when you run out of words  Free Press JournalEver since the advent of Instagram, the photo sharing platform has evolved into multiple folds over the years. On World Poetry Day, we list down popular.
The Road Not Taken: Sununu stirs controversy with poet laureate pick  The Union LeaderDaniel Thomas Moran of Webster reads his poem “New Hampshire” during Gov. Chris Sununu's second inauguration on Jan. 3 at the State House. Twitter ...
Ken Nordine, Surreal Poet With a Jazz Beat, Is Dead at 98  The New York TimesKen Nordine, who improvised poetry in a silky voice to cool, vibrant musical accompaniment, creating a form of storytelling that he called “word jazz,” and that ...
Wit and Wisdom at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering  lareviewofbooksMARCH 17, 2019. I. The Gathering at Elko. AFTER COLLEGE, I worked for a couple years on ranches in the Southwest. My duties consisted of standard cowboy ...
Remembering poet W.S. Merwin: 'What you remember saves you'  Los Angeles TimesW.S. Merwin, the poet who died on Friday, had always seemed to be preoccupied with his mortality, although never afraid of it.
Figuring by Maria Popova review: A musical, poetic modern classic  The Irish TimesIn Popova's thrilling world of mathematics, nature and more, everything is connected. Bulgarian-born writer, blogger, literary and cultural critic Maria Popova.
Poet WS Merwin dies at 91  Minnesota Public Radio NewsOne of America's most respected and enduring poets, W.S. Merwin, has died. Merwin's poetry is known for its mystery and wonder, and he was twice named the ...
The return of the poet who outraged the mob  Washington ExaminerThe Nation published a poem last summer with a profound reflection from the perspective of a homeless person. It's called “How-To.”
Sierra Nelson's Bioluminescent Poetry - Art and Performance Spring 2019  TheStranger.comThe founder of the Cephalopod Appreciation Society can't stop thinking about the unnoticed creatures who live around us.

Give Me a Lily Pad & The Continuum [two Poems]

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Two Poems: San Jeronimo Brook & [in English and Spanish]

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Growing

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Three Poems: The Monkey Man of Lima, Plus Two More

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Mechanical Poetry - Part Three

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Two Poems with Triggers [and a commentary]

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Ode, to the Mighty Midget Omac [In English and Spanish]

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