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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Music Times

Third Man releases poetry collection
The Tennessean
Third Man Books has announced its first commercially available release: “Language Lessons: Volume I, ” a collection of contemporary poetry and prose in a 321-page hardbound book, plus two vinyl LPs of music and spoken word and five pieces of visual art.
Jack White Launches Third Man Books, Announces Poetry Collection 'Language ...Music Times
Jack White's record label releases limited edition book with own publication houseRadioandMusic.com
Third Man Records Enters 'Universe of Publishing' With Language LessonsNashville Scene
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The Guardian (blog)

Here Come the Dogs by Omar Musa review — street poetry committed to the page
The Guardian (blog)
So begins the mainstream literary debut of Omar Musa, poet, rapper, TEDx speaker, playwright, and now hip-hop verse novelist. Written in a combination of poetry and prose, Musa's novel, Here Come the Dogs, is a muscular examination of dislocation and ...


Arizona Republic

Bad hair, strippers and hot poetry
Arizona Republic
DIGITAL -- 25921 -- In direct sun the temperature soars close to 120 degrees near the asphalt of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in north Scottsdale making it one of the warmer areas of the east valley. Photo by Tim Koors 6/14/00 (Photo: TIM KOORS AZR-D).


Poetry and arts picnic, movie in the park and Minecraft game night: Milwaukie ...
The Oregonian
Annual Poetry and Arts Picnic: A program of poetry, music and dance. Featured readers will include Greg Chaimov and Paulann Petersen from the Friends of William Stafford. Musicians Lorna Miller and Garth Bennerman will play and Jane Rickenbaugh will ...


New York Times

Does Poetry Matter?
New York Times
“Poetry is the weak sister of its sibling arts,” writes David Orr in Sunday's New York Times Book Review, which is dedicated to contemporary poetry. Orr argues that every tool – including celebrity writers – could be used in the effort to persuade us ...
Is an Ironic Review of James Franco's Poetry the Best 'The New York Times ...Flavorwire

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A Peterborough Tale Of Friendship, Poetry & The Dump
New Hampshire Public Radio
Here's a classic New Hampshire tale revolving around neighbors in a small town, poetry, and the town dump's swap shop. Read the story here, which includes full transcripts of Swift's poetry, and listen to the full story through Caitlin and Swift's ...


Poetry of Parmigianino's 'Schiava Turca' at Legion of Honor
SFGate
The Poetry of Parmigianino's "Schiava Turca": Opens Saturday; activities include chamber music inspired by Parmigianino from noon-1:30 p.m. and Aimee Ng lectures at 2 p.m. Through Oct. 5. 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. $6-$10. Legion of Honor ...


New York Times

James Franco, Poet
New York Times
If you were alive in 1985 and happened to buy Eddie Murphy's album “How Could It Be” (featuring the hit single “Party All the Time”), then you may have asked yourself — in addition to wondering what shape of Band-Aid is best suited to the human ear ...

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Editorial: Nothing poetic about this saga
Gaston Gazette
We are aware the state has bigger issues to tie itself in knots over than the lack of due diligence Gov. Pat McCrory used in selecting the state's poet laureate — a two-year ceremonial position that pays a stipend of between $5,000 and $15,000. The ...
Sam Venable: He wasn't no poet and sho' didn't know itKnoxville News Sentinel

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Mountain Xpress

Poetic injustice: Locals respond to N.C.'s poet laureate debate
Mountain Xpress
In WNC, poetry is the stuff of serious study, but it's also available at parties and on the street (thanks to “Poet for Hire” performance artists). But North Carolina poets have been in a particularly bright spotlight recently, due to what some are ...

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Africa - Wheres The Profit?

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I Saw the Universe

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Man Unbowed [A poem]

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A Dose of Laughter

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The Valley Of Pain

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Why I enjoy Writing?

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Eight Poems

Out of the eight poems provided here [all previously unpublished],... Read More

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When I am climbing up, you are stepping down. When... Read More

To My Friend, With Love

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The Exit Poems [Iron and Fire & No Heroes]

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Let's follow the poet to his Hell and heaven! Count... Read More

Learn About Love From Poet Rumi

Learn about love by reading poetry by a long dead... Read More

Motiff

Have you ever experienced infatuation with someone you know is... Read More