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:


The Economist (blog)

Remembering life in Romania under communist rule
The Economist (blog)
ON A RECENT Thursday night, a handful of Romanian poets gathered inside a Soviet-era themed bar in New York's East Village to commemorate the Romanian revolution. The irony was not lost on the writers, many of whom shared painful memories of life ...


The Independent

Jeremy Corbyn writes poetry on the train to work, he reveals
The Independent
“I do write quite a bit of poetry myself,” he said, adding that he had found time to write some verse whilst travelling on the train during the leadership campaign. Mr Corbyn also revealed that he was fond of creating “totally random paintings that are ...
Jeremy Corbyn: The secret poet and abstract artistTelegraph.co.uk
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Los Angeles Times

Teach This Poem seeks to make poetry accessible to students
Los Angeles Times
One of my favorite digital features is the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day, in which a new poem is delivered, daily, via Web or email. I don't look at it all the time, but fairly often, and I am glad to know it's there. Here's a taste of today's ...
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New Hope Arts hosts Flash Poetry Festival on Sept. 12
NJ.com
The Flash Poetry Festival, hosted at the New Hope Arts Center, will feature area poets competing for the coveted Flash Poetry Prize - $100 for the best 100 words. All poets and all listeners are welcome – the first 21 poets that sign in will be ...


WGME

Cuban-American poet hopes to further his mission of expanding poetry's reach
WGME
PORTLAND (WGME) -- Renowned poet Richard Blanco of Bethel has a new position that he hopes will further his mission of expanding poetry's reach. Blanco, who first reached notoriety when he was selected as President Obama's inaugural poet, is back ...
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The Post

Donkey Coffee provides 'designated space' for poetry, spoken word
The Post
Megan Carter sits in front of a full house to read her poem titled, "Oh Please" at Donkey Coffee's Designated Space session on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Designated Space is a weekly meeting of poets and writers to share their work with others in a ...


The New Yorker

Ecstasy of Influence
The New Yorker
Emerson paved the way for poets of genius, but his own brilliance lay elsewhere. Credit Illustration by Roman Muradov. In January of 1842, Ralph Waldo Emerson's firstborn child, Waldo, contracted scarlet fever and died within a week. He was five. He ...


Journal Standard

Good Morning: Austin Smith's short story provides a poetic taste of home
Journal Standard
Don't miss Austin Smith's story, “Leap Day,” in the August issue of Harper's Magazine. Perhaps you knew Austin Smith's father — farmer-poet Dan Smith — his wife, Cheryl, and their three young boys. I imagined those boys perpetually rolling in the hay ...

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ArtsBeat | Five Poets Receive Lucrative Fellowships
New York Times (blog)
Five poets received unusually lucrative good news on Tuesday, as the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine announced the recipients of the 2015 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships. Nate Marshall, Erika L. Sánchez, Danniel ...


Portland Phoenix (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)

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Portland Phoenix (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)
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Google News

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