Young Poets Gathering

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Nura, June, Robert, Hope,  Nasim, Jackson and absent Raji

 

Wonderful to work with this team (with one facilitator absent) to mentor young poets from Cambodia, United States of America, Argentina, Parugay, Argentina, UK, Bahrian, El Salvador, Israel, Beijing,  and the UK.

My heart soars with the hopeful message, diversity, questioning, open hearts of the young poets we listened to.

Young Writers Online

 

Poets Arising

For Young Writers

 

2pm in my afternoon

late evening, early morning in theirs

young poets gathering

screen by screen

microphone by microphone

heart by heart.

 

They share their

thoughts and dreams

with facilitators who listen

beat by beat

metaphor by metaphor

rhyme by rhyme.

 

Witness words

discourse words

meditating syllables

voice by voice

asking, nurturing, empowering.

 

Making us laugh

feel the warmth of a summer’s day

walk in gardens with hidden meanings

listen and see all the creatures of the ocean.

Blessed, grateful, imploring

poets writing, speaking, thinking . . .

 

Each phrase unique

yet, emotions universal.

Each current experience reconnecting

world’s disconnection.

 

Symphonic souls

note by note

image by image

post by post

embracing the world

celebrating the world

loving to be heard

through zoom portals.

 

Arising to the call of poetry

drawing on the love of

Hafiz, Tahirih

Baha’u’llah.

 

Becoming like these heroes

poetry portals

composing

words immortal.

 

By June Perkins

7/07/2020

 

Invitation to Write

WRITE 50 WORDS

A selection of these may be placed on the Ripple Poetry blog.
Please visit the Illuminations online launch as well and
leave us a comment on any of the materials.

Launch replay is pinned to the top of my public page https://www.facebook.com/gumbootspearlz

Or you can watch videos separately
Submit via gumbootspearlz@gmail.com

Resarching the Story of Uncle Fred Murray

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To attend this zoom you must request the link via email.

Warning: This trailer features people who have passed away. This video was made in collaboration with BushTV and should not be embedded into other sites.

Story Trailer

 

You can read more about Fred Murray here AT BAHA’I BLOG

Some of the Research Journey in Images, no explanation is given … at this point in time.

 

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‘Tahirih’ in the Music of Delia and the Poetry of June Perkins

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I invited the wonderful Delia Olam  to the launch of Illuminations, via a video presentation.  We have a mutual admiration for the Tahirih a hero of the Baha’i Faith.

Delia Olam is an Adelaide-based Actor, Director, Playwright and Singer-songwriter with Bachelor degrees from Flinders Uni Drama Centre, UNE NSW, and AC Arts with Honors in Directing.

She has worked for over 10 years as a freelance and touring performer, singer-songwriter, director, theatre maker and drama teacher – performing the collected songs of  2 released albums and 3 new theatre/cabaret works and engaging in attendant forums and workshops on the Equality of Women and Men, Creating Theatre from (Baha’i) History, and songwriting from poetry.

Among these shows is “Just Let The Wind Untie My Perfumed Hair…”, a  historical drama – which took 2 years to research and develop and which tells the story of Ṭahíríh The Pure, through…

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