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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New York Times
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Poetry longlist for the National Book Award
Washington Post (blog)
“Gabriel” (Knopf), Edward Hirsch's devastating elegy for his son, who died at the age of 22, is among the books on the longlist for this year's National Book Award in Poetry. One of the most celebrated poets in the country, Hirsch wrote the popular ...
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National Book Foundation Names Poetry Finalists
New York Times (blog)
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Stephen King, ?Falling,? and My Father?s Poetry
Daily Beast
But what he did write with enormous passion and inspiration is poetry. And high school teachers today certainly could do worse than to teach “Falling.” The language, as you say, is rich. And as you know it's more than that. To read that poem is to ...

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Blake Griffin Showcases His Dramatic Side with 'Slam Poetry' Commercials
Bleacher Report
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Review: 'Voices Beyond Bondage' expands the field of black poetry
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Focusing only on poems published in that era's black newspapers — the main literary outlet for black authors and poets of the time — "Voices" covers the gamut of African-American poetry from 1827 to 1899: odes to freedom and condemnation of slavery, ...
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Carnegie Library opens poetry series
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Two of Pittsburgh's acclaimed literary artists, Toi Derricotte and Vanessa German, will launch a new series of poetry readings at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Saturday. They will read from their works in the Andrew W. Mellon International ...


Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: An Interview with Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Huffington Post
Maria Mazziotti Gillan is a recipient of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP, the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, ...

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Art, poetry and Beethoven's Fifth launch Grand Rapids Symphony's season
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
David Lockington leading Grand Rapids Symphony Grand Rapids Symphony's 85th season and final season under music director David Lockington opens Sept. 19-20, 2014 in DeVos Performance Hall. (Paul L. Newby II |The Grand Rapids Press)Jeffrey ...

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Wisconsin Poetry Festival Oct. 10-11
Daily Union
The Friends of Lorine Niedecker will host the sixth Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11, at the Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson. The event, designed to celebrate Wisconsin poetry, is free and open ...

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