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

In The News:


New York Daily News

Probation leads to poetry in the Bronx
New York Daily News
Free Verse 2, a collection of poetry, prose, and song written by probation Denis Slattery Free Verse 2, a collection of poetry, prose, and song written by probation clients, staff, and community members, is the second in a series of literary journals ...


Telegraph.co.uk

15 best poetry books of all time
Telegraph.co.uk
Remarkable for their succinctness and apparently throw-away insights, these poems delighted their Chinese readers in the 8th century and, in the hands of various interpreters in the 20th, such as Ezra Pound, brought new life to English poetry (as well ...


Poetry is dead. Long live poetry!
Al Jazeera America
It's national poetry month, callooh callay. It should be a joyous affair, what with the villanelles and the Emily Dickinson and the national recitation contest sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. But like so many holidays, it brings forth ...


Northwest Asian Weekly

Pocket poetry carries the day
Boston Globe
Thursday is Poem in Your Pocket Day, one of the many programs associated with National Poetry Month, which was established in April 1996. The monthlong celebration was introduced to help renew a claim for poetry's place in American culture, where it ...
Tacoma native receives Walt Whitman Award for poetryNorthwest Asian Weekly

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Bringing Poetry And High Culture To Sao Paulo's Periphery
NPR
Poetry in an unlikely place: In a grim urban shanty town in the middle of Sao Paulo, budding poets from the poorest sections of Brazilian society get together weekly to compose and recite poetry. Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only.


Bellingham Herald

Illinois Poet Laureate talks poetry's place in society, plans Oak Park visit
River Forest Leaves
Named the state's fourth poet laureate in 2003, Stein is the author of six full-length poetry collections, two poetry chapbooks, three scholarly books and two poetry anthologies, including “Wrestling Li Po for the Remote,” published in 2013. His work ...
O, Miami Founder: Florida Poet Laureate Should Be Advocate Of FunWFSU
Washington's poet laureate Elizabeth Austen at Bellingham library April 21Bellingham Herald

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5 Poetry Forms That Make Editors Sit Up And Take Notice
Huffington Post
April is National Poetry Month, a time when poets and would-be bards alike turn their attention to verses both free and formal. If you're going to write poetry, why not try giving your work a unique twist, something that editors of literary magazines ...


TakePart

Well Versed: Why Teaching Poetry Matters
TakePart
In classrooms across the country, Emily Southerton witnesses the magic of poetry and its ability to transform kids. As Teach for America's digital initiative specialist, Southerton is part of the organization's Poet Warriors Project, a nationwide ...


PenBayPilot.com

Belfast Poetry Festival hosts benefit screening of 'Louder than a Bomb'
PenBayPilot.com
BELFAST — “Louder Than a Bomb,” the pounding, searing, award-winning documentary following high school poetry slam teams in Chicago as they rehearse, hope, fight, perform, win and lose, will be screened for one night only on Monday, April 21 at the ...


WDN Poetry Contest honorary submission: Why I Write Poetry
Winona Daily News
And white chickens exist, / The very ones whose legs and breasts and wings / I devour without ever knowing the names / Of the men who slice their throats, / Or where, exactly, the blood pools or soaks. / I write poetry because / When I'm searching for ...

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Google News

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