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:


Los Angeles Times

Festival of Books: Poetry, from sonnets to the 'language of the street'
Los Angeles Times
One poet was missing. Another wore a hat. Then there was the poet who wrote this: "We are dust and ash, and beauty is brief as a flower." "Sorry I'm late," Alejandro MurguĂ­a said, arriving finally at a Los Angeles Times Festival of Books panel on Saturday.
Complete COVERAGE: FESTIVAL OF BOOKSStandard Bulletin

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Pomona College professor's poetry in 'Citizen' a window into race
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
If you think poetry is only about love, nature and woodsy roads not taken, Claudia Rankine's writing will disabuse you of that notion. Behind its stark cover of a black hoodie against a white background, the poems in “Citizen: An American Lyric ...


Lexington Herald Leader

Martinsburg resident finds new niche in performance poetry
Lexington Herald Leader
A new addition to the Book Faire and Chocolate Fest activities, the performance poetry program will feature Hairston and about five other poets presenting their work during two 90-minute performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., April 25, on the square in ...

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NJ.com

Caldwell to celebrate National Poetry Month
NJ.com
CALDWELL — On April 22, Caldwell University will host "Saints, Sinners, Mothers & Lovers: Readings from Poetry & Memoir" featuring Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, a writer and a professor at Fordham University. O'Donnell will read from her poetry books ...


The Providence Journal

Poetry project helps hikers see Block Island's beauty
The Providence Journal
Poetry of the Wild, started by Rhode Islander and ecological artist Ana Flores, highlights the natural beauty of the island and its inspiration for artistic expression. Through Poetry of the Wild, hikers exploring the island will come upon "poetry ...

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Yahoo News UK

Obama: World would be 'pretty barren' without poetry
Yahoo News UK
Obama and his wife, Michelle, celebrated National Poetry Month at the White House by inviting student poets to a workshop and reading by Elizabeth Alexander, the American poet who wrote and delivered a poem at Obama's frigid inauguration in January ...

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North Hollywood's own poet laureate sees beauty beyond blight
LA Daily News
But the actor, comedian and prolific wordsmith has done more than help breathe verse through the NoHo Arts District. As a community watchdog poet, he has also helped nudge neighborhood councils throughout the area to bring beauty to its blighted curbs, ...

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USA TODAY

Obama's day: A visit from Italy (and poetry)
USA TODAY
President Obama ends the week Friday by meeting with a major ally and paying tribute to poetry. In the morning, Obama welcomes Italy Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to the Oval Office. Among their topics: The battle against the Islamic State, Russian ...
Obama guidance, press schedule April 17, 2015. Itay PM Prime Minister Renzi ...Chicago Sun-Times

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From love to grief to gaiety
The Economist
WHEN James Merrill was a student at Amherst College, falling in love with an older poet, Kimon Friar, he wrote in his diary about the ambition that this new love produced: “I shall write, be brilliant, be great.” Merrill, who would grow into one of the ...
National Poetry Month: Langdon Hammer's James Merrill: Life and ArtCommonweal (blog)

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News & Observer

Haiku devotees gather in Chapel Hill to promote poetry
News & Observer
The N.C. Haiku Society hopes to help change that during National Poetry Month with its annual conference on Saturday in Chapel Hill. The conference features a series of haiku and senryu workshops along with a walk through nature. Among the speakers is ...

Google News

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