Ocean Heal Me

Ocean Heal Me

Ocean heal my wounds
Let your waves curl and foam on my body
Wash away blood, heal scars

Ocean renew me with your power
As unceasingly you roll
Giving strength that's been drained

Ocean keep me warm
Wrap me in your brine
Caress me with your tides

Ocean disperse my tears
As they flow in you
I cleanse my soul

Ocean let me grow in your depths
Color me vibrant blue, coral, green
Clear = revitalized

Ocean your spray anoints me
Cool and refreshed
My spiritual renewal

Ocean be my friend
Hold me flowing in your currents
Ever moving, ever changing

Ocean, heal me.

1983 Susan Bacon

Susan Bacon is a researcher, author and teacher. You can contact her through http://www.ecoentrepreneur.org

In The News:


National Post

Poetry is going extinct, government data show
Washington Post (blog)
Inquiries into the death of poetry comprise a tradition almost as rich and varied as American poetry itself. Earlier this month, a college literary magazine proposed a tidy solution to the evergreen problem: "if you have to keep declaring, over and ...
Is poetry dead and, if so, who killed it? It's less popular than jazz and ...National Post

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US Poetry Readership in Tens of Millions?
Huffington Post
It seems like a measly slice of the pie. But hang on a minute--if this survey is representative, then that 6.7% of 240.2 million US adults in 2012 works out to about 16.1 million people who say that they read poetry in the past year in America alone.


Green Bay Press Gazette

Murre's music plays through his poetry
Green Bay Press Gazette
Murre is a poet, publisher and illustrator, has published three of his own poetry books, co-authored one with his partner Sharon Auberle and regularly publishes other poets as editor of the Little Eagle Press. He also keeps a poetry blog, "Arem ...


Miami Herald

O, Miami poetry festival wraps up this week
Miami Herald
Hard to believe, but May is drawing near — and the O, Miami poetry festival is coming to an end. If you haven't managed to encounter a poem yet for National Poetry Month, here are the final events. For more information or for tickets, visit omiami.org.


Jackson Clarion Ledger

Book review: Frank Stanford's poetry
Jackson Clarion Ledger
In 1978, poet Frank Stanford shot himself three times in the heart. His second wife and his lover were in the next room. During his lifetime, Stanford's poetry never found a broad audience. The rare and worn copies of his published works were passed ...


New York Times

Gregory Pardlo, Pulitzer Winner for Poetry, on His Sudden Fame
New York Times
On an unabashedly glorious afternoon this week, the poet and essayist Phillip Lopate stood in front of a small group of graduate students in Columbia University's creative writing program. He took attendance, noting a few absences, before turning to a ...


Huffington Post

2015 Poetry Month: An Interview With John Ashbery
Huffington Post
John Ashbery is the author of nearly thirty books of poetry. He has won nearly every major American poetry award, starting with the Yale Younger Poets Prize in 1956. In addition to his own poems, Mr. Ashbery has translated the work of several French poets.


NBCNews.com

National Poetry Month: Asian-American Poets to Watch
NBCNews.com
April is National Poetry Month and National Poetry Writing Month, sparking poetry readings, new poetry books, challenges to write thirty poems in thirty days, people carrying poems in their pockets to share, and, of course, a multitude of poetry ...
April is time to celebrate and share poetryTallahassee.com
Letter: How could we be averse to Poem in Your Pocket Day?NJ.com

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Poetry of Afghan women inspires American editor, Duluth publisher
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
A new poetry collection connects Herat, Afghanistan, to Duluth, Minn., proving that poetry transcends geography and culture. "Load Poems Like Guns," edited and translated by former Air Force officer Farzana Marie, is made up of poetry by eight young ...


The Daily News Journal

Poetry books transport readers to other lands
The Daily News Journal
April is National Poetry Month, the perfect time to explore recently published poetry books. Two of my new favorites by American authors are set in the Eastern Hemisphere and prove that poetry is a great way to travel — for both young readers and adults.

Google News

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