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:


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
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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 ...
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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 ...


News 12 New Jersey

Parkgoers at Military Park in Newark treated to poetry through Lunchtime Poems ...
News 12 New Jersey
The Lunchtime Poems series on the green in Military Park featured poets from two veterans' groups - Warrior Writers and the Combat Paper Project. Poems are read each Thursday at noon. The events are sponsored by the Geraldine Dodge Foundation and ...


New York Times

James Franco, Poet
New York Times
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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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Festival with live bands, poetry coming to Middletown for third year
Middletown Press
Festival with live bands, poetry coming to Middletown for third year. The third annual Middletown Music Festival kicks off Aug. 10 from noon to 8 p.m. at Middlesex Community College. Submitted photo. By Kaitlyn Schroyer, The Middletown Press.


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 ...

Google News

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