Growing

Growing hurts sometimes;

saying goodbye to friends,

to things you've known and done

to things you wanted to do.

Growing heals sometimes

the shattered dreams and hopes

of a life you once knew

leading you to a new knowledge of yourself.

Growing is fun sometimes

meeting new friends

learning new things

making changes that feel good and moving on.

Growing is necessary always.

Without change there is stagnation

death instead of life.

To choose to live is to choose to grow.

Copyright 2002

Fran is a Career Counsellor, Workshop Developer and Facilitator and e-zine Editor. You can sign up for her ezine at get_free_info_here_@getresponse.com or check out her website for more information www.franwatson.ca

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Daily Californian

Berkeley's Poetry Flash faces possibly closing doors after more than 40 years
Daily Californian
Poetry Flash, a Berkeley poetry review and newsletter that has been publishing for more than 40 years, may close before the end of the year because of a 27 percent increase in its rent. Founded in 1972, the newsletter is currently operating out of a ...


Does poetry still matter?
CNN
(CNN) Quick: Name a famous living poet. Somebody. Anybody. No, not Maya Angelou. She died last year. Unless you're a literary scholar or a subscriber to The New Yorker, it's not easy. That's because poetry, once a preeminent form of entertainment, has ...

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The Guardian

Beck: an evening of music, poetry and visual arts review – a wild trip
The Guardian
In a performance that's part concert, part theatre (for five minutes the three actors playing cowboys simply point and stare at the audience as the orchestra plays), Beck leads a group of musicians and poets, including Moore, Simon Armitage, Jemima ...


Los Angeles Times

Berkeley-based Poetry Flash faces an uncertain future
Los Angeles Times
Poetry Flash, the venerable Berkeley-based poetry newsletter, is in financial trouble and faces possible eviction. As contributing editor Dawn-Michelle Baude has written in an e-mail circulated to supporters, “Poetry Flash is in dire circumstances ...


Concord Monitor

My Turn: O'Malley and the poetry of greater purpose
Concord Monitor
With Martin, there is a poetry of greater purpose. Just the day prior, Martin gave a landmark foreign policy address, then joined the marriage celebration at the steps of the Supreme Court. A day of boldness of heart and leadership; to which he is no ...

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E Kantipur

Poetry in Dhankuta
E Kantipur
DHANKUTA, JUL 01 - Eminent poet Tulasi Diwas recited his poems during an event in Dhankuta on Sunday. The programme was organised by Salleri Sahitya Sangam. During the programme, Diwas recited about a dozen of his new and old poems.


SuperSport

Poetry in motion for Bayern
SuperSport
Guardiola planned to take part in a public event on Tuesday in Munich to read love poetry by the Catalan composer Marti i Pol in an event entitled "The Poet and the Playmaker". And the 44-year-old Bayern boss will want to see plenty of creativity on ...

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Baltimore City Paper

Dank Verse Poetry: Kemet Dank raps like he Instagrams
Baltimore City Paper
In a purple t-shirt festooned with embroidered fruit, floral-print leggings, mismatched socks and two small necklaces made up of gold leaves, green jewels, and dotted with pearls, 21-year-old Baltimore rapper Kemet Dank struts down Pratt Street and ...


Cincinnati.com

Poetry adorns Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati.com
The eyes of the world will be on Cincinnati for the All-Star Game. So how should the Queen City pose for her portrait? In the light of love. That's how ArtWorks sees it. The arts nonprofit is taking its CincyInk tattoo and poem project to the streets ...

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The Week Magazine

The secret and lucrative success of classical music and poetry
The Week Magazine
Every so often, you will hear lamentations about the sorry state of high-brow forms of art, particularly classical music and poetry. These forms of art, we are told, are dying. They are dying from both sides, so to speak. The output has become low and ...

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