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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Instapoetry isn’t poetry, but it’s booming business  Press-EnterpriseBy Timothy Green. Instagram poetry might be the most hotly debated topic in literature today. For the past few years, citing a boom in book sales, outlets like The ...
Emotion-packed poetry  Daily ExcelsiorO P Sharma Name of Book : Shahar Hoon Tumhara (Poetry in Hindi) Author : Suman Pal Publisher : Sahitya Kalash Publications, Patiala Year : 2019 Pages :
Ode to the poem: why memorising poetry still matters for human connection  The Conversation AUMemorising poetry is a kind of long-term investment. To take a poem with us so we can truly know it, we must know it by heart.
Indian poetic confluence  The HinduTelangana Group of Poetry Forum will organize a one-day Indian Poetic Confluence at Telangana Veterinary University, in Hyderabad on September 22.
Ames poets selected for publication in Iowa Poetry Association anthology  Ames TribuneThe Iowa Poetry Association recently announced its 74th edition of “Lyrical Iowa,” an annual anthology of poems by writers of all ages from across the state.
Poetry: Sleeping Bag  Adirondack AlmanackSleeping Bag. Such a supple anomaly, to lay inside a sleeping bag. The carcasses from roads could not have it better. Attuned to abeyance, rolled up like a ...
Without poetry, a city has no soul  mySanAntonio.comSince the early '90s, San Antonio has been a haven for poets and freethinkers. Even before the infectious Canto Al Pueblo poetry sessions that peppered the ...
This New Book Shows The Poetic Side Of Science  ForbesThe book "A Sonnet To Science" highlights the creative side of research by profiling six scientists who also write poetry. From Ada Lovelace to Miroslav Holub, ...
Krishna: The enchanting pied piper of Urdu poetry  Times of IndiaAs we celebrate Janmashtami- the birthday of Lord Krishna, let's know the importance Blue God holds in Urdu literature by some Muslim poets.
The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate on How Poetry Can Counter Hate  TIMEJoy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. poet laureate, tells TIME about her new book, 'An American Sunrise,' and the state of poetry.
Poetry of the proletarians  LivemintMigrant workers in Singapore are writing books and poetry to tell their stories of struggle.Workers from India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, China, the Philippines and ...
Cenap Şahabettin: Pioneer of Turkish symbolic poetry  Daily SabahOne of the first pioneers who brought the psychology of the self to the lines of poetry, Cenap Şahabettin contributed to renewing the path of Turkish lyric poetry ...
EPIC Poetry Group: Poet's Corner — Summer, The Understory  My Edmonds NewsHere is the latest installment of Poet's Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Summer. Sweaty children loud in matching T-shirts
New & Noteworthy Poetry From James Tate, Jana Prikryl and More  The New York TimesA selection of recent poetry books; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
The poetry of James Matthew Wilson, a storyteller of spiritual anxiety  Angelus NewsCan our age speak of tragedy / Anymore? Or is comedy / The only plot left in the room?” The poetry of James Matthew Wilson asks questions worth pondering ...
The best recent poetry – review roundup  The GuardianSkin Can Hold by Vahni Capildeo, Anthony Anaxagorou's After the Formalities and The Tradition by Jericho Brown.
Poetry is for all the times in your life  Stuff.co.nzOPINION: A poem expresses perfectly the things we feel deeply, but may not be able to put into words.
Bookshop Vending Machines Distribute Poetry from Behind Bars  Nonprofit QuarterlyJuly 26, 2019; Star Tribune. When you turn the knob on the vending machine in a Minnesota bookstore, do not expect a gumball or little plastic toy. Instead, you'll ...
This thread about a woman reading poetry to console a stranger is remarkable  The indy100Poetry has gotten a bad rep over the years, but it turns out it can still help people in times of crisis. A woman, Agnes Frimston, posted to Twitter that she had ...
Poet Saida Dahir On 'The Walking Stereotype'  NPREighteen-year-old Muslim Somali refugee Saida Dahir is an activist and hopes to inspire as a spoken word artist. Her debut poetry album is The Walking ...
Joy Harjo's New Poetry Collection Brings Native Issues to the Forefront  Smithsonian.comThe recently announced U.S. Poet Laureate melds words and music to resist the myth of Native invisibility.
The XFL’s Team Introductions Are the Most Affecting Poetry Ever Written  SlateThe XFL will be back next year, and we now have the names to prove it. On Wednesday, the league unveiled the eight squads participating in the rebooted ...
State Poetry Champ to Attend UA in Fall  UANewsBefore Edgardo Aguilar knew about the likes of William Yeats and Maya Angelou, he fell in love with the poetry of musical artists such as Tupac, Bob Dylan and ...
David Berman treated my high school students with respect as they studied his poetry  Dallas NewsWhen I was in my early 30s I discovered David Berman's poem Self Portrait at 28, and I read it in such a way that he proved me right about...
What was the magic of Kashmir’s four famous women poets? New English translations provide a glimpse  Scroll.inThe body's centre is the fiery sun. — Lalded. Here is a splendid book, The Mystic and the Lyric, on four women poets of Kashmir, viz Lalded, Habba Khatoon, ...
American Life in Poetry: 'California Hills in August'  The Spokesman-ReviewLet's hope that by the time this column appears, all fires in California have been extinguished. I wanted to offer you a poem that shows us what that beautiful but ...
A woman poet of yesteryear  indiabloomsIn the pantheon of Urdu poets the names of women hardly come up. Mah Laqa Bai Chanda was an extraordinary poet and courtesan who lived inHyderabad in ...
Lee Bennett Hopkins, Champion of Poetry for Children, Dies at 81  The New York TimesLee Bennett Hopkins, who in scores of anthologies he edited as well as in his own writings used poetry as a tool to teach and fire the imaginations of young ...
The healing power of poetry  AAMCNewsIt beats like a heart, soothes emotional wounds, and builds life-giving connections. Rafael Campo, physician and award-winning author, prescribes poetry for ...
“Poetry Enhances The Joy Of Reading The Bible”  Mesquite Local NewsPosted by Teri Nehrenz | Aug 23, 2019 | Church News / Directory, Top Stories | 0. “Poetry Enhances The Joy Of Reading The Bible”. By Travis Lauterbach.
The Case of the “Disappearing” Poet  The New RepublicWhy did a white poet see the success of writers of color as a signal of his own demise?
‘Does poetry have a gender issue?’  Irish TimesAddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email App Share to LinkedIn Share to Pinterest Share to Reddit Share to WhatsApp.
'Friday Night Writes' offers an evening of paddling and poetry  St. Croix 360Join St. Croix 360 editor Greg Seitz and the St. Croix River Association for late summer kayaking and writing on the river.
The Anger of Gulzar: Unlike his softly musing romantic poetry, Gulzar sahab's political verse is hard-hitting and edgy  DailyOOn his birthday, a look at the poet extraordinaire's writing on communal violence, corruption, unemployment. The tone and words here are different from Gulzar's ...
At age 101, this woman released her first collection of poems  The Washington PostSarah Yerkes was in her 90s when a friend invited her to try something new. A graduate of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, Yerkes had had ...
Why Spoken Word Artist Regie Cabico Calls Himself an 'Accidental Poet'  Smithsonian.comThe renowned slam poetry artist is performing at Smithsonian's Asian American Literature Festival in August and is featured in the latest Sidedoor podcast.
23 collections of Canadian poetry to watch for this fall  CBC.caCheck out the Canadian poetry coming out in the second half of 2019 that we can't wait to read.
Eureka's Poet Laureate David Holper | A+E  North Coast JournalCongratulations, Eureka, you have your first poet laureate. David Holper, a 61-year-old professor of English at College of the Redwoods and brave judge of the...
El Chante hosts poetry workshop on anger  UNM Daily LoboThe colorful El Chante: Casa De Cultura on the southwest corner of Park Avenue and 8th Street is home to burqueño poets every first and third Tuesday of the ...
Meet Colorado's New Poet Laureate  University of DenverAs his email signature will tell you, Bobby LeFebre is many things — word architect, performer and cultural worker, to name just a few. And as of July 23, he's ...
A new installation encourages people to read poetry  PotomacLocal.comWrite by the Rails (WbtR), the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writer's Club, is pleased to announce the launch of an area-wide poetry installation entitled ...
American Life in Poetry | Ragged Right | journalstar.com  Lincoln Journal StarDuring the fourteen years we've published this column we've shown you many fine short poems, and the newspapers that print our weekly selections like it that ...
Valentino's Creative Director on Bringing His Poetic Vision to Fashion  HarpersBAZAAR.comValentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, the great thinker behind the Roman fashion house, looks to sculpture to inform his beautifully poetic vision.
Poetry: Homeward  The Patriotic VanguardHomeward By Bassey Ikpi, USA Bassey Ikpi, a Nigerian-born but America-raised poet, captures audiences with her spoken word ode to her (...)
Young poets catch rhyming bug  Wairarapa Times Age12:30 PM Saturday Aug 24, 2019. Young poets catch rhyming bug. Kahutara School pupils Josie Maddox, Evie Murray, and Riley Murray read their ...
The agony and the ecstasy -- a call for dogma to embrace poetry  rabble.caAs Eid al adha and Tisha b'av coincided this month and news from the Holy Land -- not to mention America -- seems as grim as ever, and extremists of all faiths ...
125 poets in lineup for weekend Boston Poetry Marathon  Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — Ready, set, recite: The Boston Poetry Marathon is back. The annual event began Friday and runs through the weekend at the Community ...
Brexit poetry competition: Winner announced  Spectator.co.ukBrexit poetry competition: Winner announced on Coffee House | The time has come to announce the winner of our much-lauded Brexit poetry competition.
Poetry in the air during Judge Edwin Cameron’s send-off  Daily MaverickWhere in the world could an esteemed judge, a proudly gay man who lives openly with HIV, end 25 years of *service* with a declaration of love to his partner?
Cork electrician turns passion for poetry into wedding speech business  Irish ExaminerFormer electrician Cormac Lally turned his passion for poetry into a business where he writes wedding speeches in verse, says Marjorie Brennan.
'Poetry Is A Spiritual Language': Burlington Poet Rajnii Eddins  Vermont Public RadioOn an evening in late June, Burlington poet Rajnii Eddins stood at a podium at the Fletcher Free Library. He wore a sweatshirt printed with Malcolm X's face and ...
Local poet Melissa Barrett gets playfully serious in first collection  Columbus AliveMelissa Barrett was ready for an adventure. After growing up in Kent, Ohio, and attending Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, she had plans to go to the ...
Will H Ogilvie: How a Borders boy became a leading bush poet  BBC NewsWilliam Henry Ogilvie hailed from the Scottish Borders - but it was his evocation of the Australian outback that made his name as a poet. As the 150th ...
Lines on Brexit: If the Poet Laureate won't pen it then, dear reader, do your verse....  Telegraph.co.ukThe Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, has said he will not pen a piece to mark Britain's exit from the European Union on Oct 31.
New Book Showcases Scientific Ideas Through Poetry  Medical DailyA new poetry book aims to show science's more creative side by featuring poems made by scientists as well as other information.
National Poetry Day reading lists to feature YA reads  The BooksellerYA-themed books will feature on this year's suggested reading lists to celebrate National Poetry Day on 3rd October. The Forward Arts Foundation, which ...
Obituary: David Berman, Poet of Loss and the Beauty of Being Lost  Vanity FairThe poet and musician, who died Wednesday at age 52, was an intimate companion to a generation of listeners—even if they never knew him.
Eureka names first poet laureate  Eureka Times StandardEureka's first-ever poet laureate David Holper, a mainstay in College of the Redwoods' department of English, applied for the position because he feels the city ...
From 'margins' to Poet Laureate  Otago Daily TimesDunedin poet, writer, reviewer and former Burns Fellow David Eggleton has been appointed as the latest New Zealand Poet Laureate. This honour was ...
Poetry reading set Sunday at Grandma's Kitchen | Arts | union-bulletin.com  Walla Walla Union-BulletinJoshua Lew McDermott, Dennis Held and Mary Aparicio Castrejon will give a reading of their poetry at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Grandma's Kitchen, 36 S. Colville St.
At Age 23, Giramata '17 "Is Considered One of the Leading Poets" in Rwanda  DePauw University"At only 23 years old, Giramata has made a name for herself as a poet, blogger, feminist, gender activist and a grass roots community organizer," begins a piece ...
PODCAST: Literature and Poetry in the Biggest Little City  ThisisRenoReno's creative arts generate millions of dollars in the local economy each year. That includes personal income, government revenues, and total jobs supported ...
Brexiteers write poems to leaving the EU after getting offended that poet laureate won't  The New EuropeanBrexiteers have started writing poetry, after the poet laureate said he had no particular plans to commemorate Brexit in writing.
Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson on writing sex poetry, Winston's tantrums and pollution taxes  Stuff.co.nzMarama Davidson opens the door in her dressing gown. Soft, pale grey with white hearts, and teddy bear slippers on her feet. Growling at her feet is Nala, the ...
New Book Captures the Poetry of Detroit's Musical Legacy  WDETThe Motor City is known for its historic music legacy — from Motown to blues, rock and techno — and now that culture will be captured in a new book of poetry.
Stellar Snow  ScienceBlog.comBeneath pristine packs of southern snow. Echoes of a violent past lay scattered;. Lost amongst the landscape like fragments. Of half-remembered, ancient ...
Earth Anthem penned by Indian diplomat-poet translated into 50 global languages  ANI NewsAntananarivo [Madagaskar], Aug 25 (ANI): An Earth Anthem penned by Indian poet and diplomat Abhay Kumar has been translated into 50 languages.
His double life as a construction worker and a 'famous poet' in Singapore - and the price he paid  CNABasking in fame after his book was published, Mohd Mukul Hossine was increasingly unhappy with life as a migrant worker. But could he afford to ignore reality, ...
Poetry legend Pam Ayres stops off in Jersey on tour  ITV NewsComedy poet Pam Ayres is in Jersey as part of a tour across the UK and Australia. The 72-year-old will performing poems from her new book, Up in the Attic, ...
The anti-clerical poet who inspired conversions to Catholicism  Catholic Herald OnlineHow should one evaluate the relationship of a poet with the Church, when his verse is either obscure or plainly hostile to organised religion?
Didcot: The power station that inspired poetry  BBC NewsDidcot Power Station's iconic towers will be demolished as Oxfordshire's skyline changes forever.
Poetry competition: An ode to Brexit  Spectator.co.ukPoetry competition: An ode to Brexit on Coffee House | 'Poetry makes nothing happen,' a famous poet once said. But Mr S is still disappointed to hear that…
Portsmouth poet laureate launches program giving poetry books to newborns  Foster's Daily DemocratPerhaps the most important thing parents can do to ready their child for school is to read to them regularly or read with them as they mature. It is vital to a child's ...
Edinburgh Festival Theatre – tribute to Makar Jackie Kay lacks poetry  HeraldScotlandCURRENT Edinburgh International Festival director Fergus Linehan has, since taking over in 2015, sought to lift the “curse of the Scottish theatre…
VIU professor writes over Shakespeare in new book of poetry  Nanaimo News BulletinIn Sonnet L'Abbé's latest book, the local poet and VIU professor superimposes her own truth and experience over the words of William Shakespeare.
Karabo shares his life's journey through poetry  Germiston City NewsPrimrose resident Karabo Phaswana (34) has changed, evolved and matured in the 19 years since he began writing poetry in his home town of Bulawayo, ...
Moon landing poem launches Simon Armitage as poet laureate  The GuardianTwo months after his appointment, Simon Armitage has penned his first poem as the UK's poet laureate: a commemoration of the 1969 moon landing, which ...
Inspiring Kilkenny's young people through poetry  Kilkenny PeopleThe Arts Office's Rhyme Rag Ensemble took part in Kilkenny Arts Festival in collaboration with Ireland's Laureate na nÓg Sarah Crossan's wond...
Astro Poets New Podcast Is Astrology With Humor- Listen  Refinery29Twitter's favorite astrologers, the Astro Poets, have launched a new podcast and you can listen here first.
Taking poetic license in Oldsmar | News  Suncoast NewsOLDSMAR — According to a 2012 Library of Congress article, “The responsibilities of Poets Laureate during their terms are not well understood because there ...
Don’t Call Toni Morrison a Poet  The New York TimesThe author believed in a language more political than poetic.
Close to Home: Local Poets Get Personal  pittsburghquarterly.comIf all politics is local, perhaps all good poetry might be considered local, as well. Consider how setting and description flavor the Homestead poems...
Local Synagogue to host Poetry Night  Londonderry NewsEtz Hayim Synagogue in Derry will be hosting a special event, “I Asked for Wonder”, with poets Midge Goldberg, Alfred Nicol and Robert Crawford. Abraham ...
Poetry, music to embrace historic Mary Olson Farm on Saturday, Aug. 24  Auburn ReporterPoetry and music come to historic Mary Olson Farm on Saturday, Aug. 24. Everyone is welcome to the free program, Poets on the Farm, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the ...
In Praise of Walt Whitman  National ReviewWhen Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass in 1855, it drew some savage reviews. The splenetic Rufus W. Griswold (famous for slandering the dead Edgar ...
The 'poetry of concrete' and the tragedy of a broken bridge  BBC NewsIt's one year since part of a motorway bridge outside Genoa collapsed, as cars and lorries sped across it. Dozens fell off the edge, tumbling 45m to the ground ...
Best FIVE Poetry Books to read  Khmer TimesRecommended by Youth Today, here are the 5 best poetry books about life, love and personal growth that portray the ideas you couldn't talk about.
'I want to blur that line': Student poet finds the sacred in the secular  The Daily Tar HeelUNC senior Hanna Watson is bringing worlds together with her words and igniting a conversation on race relations.
Etchings as Visual Poetry  Business DailyAs she bid us farewell for the next two years while she studies art at the influential Chicago School of the Art Institute, Jess Atieno left us with a.
Meet the medieval Welsh poet who wrote odes to her vagina  Vox.comPlus, libraries are becoming flashy tourist attractions, and all the rest of the week's best writing on books and related *content*.
How a poet dwells within a shelter of words  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteSharon Fagan McDermott's superb poetry collection “Life Without Furniture” is a dream forged from succulent and musical language.
Poet, politicians to mark first enslaved Africans' arrival  CityNews VancouverHAMPTON, Va. — Gov. Ralph Northam and poet Nikki Giovanni will help observe the arrival of enslaved Africans to what is now Virginia. They'll speak Saturday ...
Meet Bobby LeFebre, state's new poet laureate  Englewood HeraldFor 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of ...
Bidding farewell to 'the last Arab Jew'  +972 MagazineBy Raanan Shemesh Forshner. Prof. Sasson Somekh, scholar in the field of Arabic literature and translator of poetry, was born in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1933.
Poetry Slam returns to Kathie’s Stage Door Pub during Manitowoc Art Slam weekend  Herald Times ReporterMANITOWOC - On Sept. 21, the Lakeshore Artists Guild will present Poetry Slam: After Hours, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kathie's Stage Door Pub in Manitowoc in ...
The Hidden Life of Anne Lock, a Forgotten Sixteenth-Century Female Poet  The New YorkerJamie Quatro writes about Anne Lock, a sixteenth-century Calvinist who was the first English poet to publish a sonnet cycle—more than thirty years before Philip ...
Minister urges poets to highlight Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir  ARY NEWSShafqat Mahmood on Saturday urged poets and writers to highlight the atrocities against Kashmiris in the occupied valley by the Indian authorities.
‘The melon of Huangtai’: tycoon Li Ka-shing’s poetic call to restore order  South China Morning PostThe 91-year-old tycoon publishes a statement in newspapers that 'the melon of Huangtai cannot bear the picking again', a reference to a poem suggesting ...
Poetry Sunday: Lynne Viti  WCAILynne Viti reads her poem, "Leftovers."
Poetry reviews: Like cloud in the making  Church TimesMartyn Halsall reviews new publications by contemporary poets.

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Looking Out the Rear Window

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