Friday, February 03, 2017

Our Next Poetrymind Meditation and Poetry Meeting on February 4, 2017

Poetrymind monthly writing group participants meditating in the Shelburne Falls Shambhala shrine room

For the past two months in December and January we met at our local co-op and the Shambhala Center when available. In January we spent considerable time in writing exercises following our usual meditation period. I came across this poem by David Budville
in "The Sun Magazine" (February 2017, p.15) which seemed topical.

The Emperor
His bullies
And henchmen
Terrorize the world
Every day

Which is why
Every day

We need

A little poem of kindness

A small song of peace

A brief moment of joy

Poets are responding big time to the present climate of dissent. Here is Huffington Post's list of 18 Compassionate Poems to help You Weather Uncertain Times --just a taste of engaged writers in response online. 

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