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 Equador,  El Salvador, Argentina, Parugay, Argentina, Colombia, USA, Canada, Spain, UK, Bahrian,Tanzania, Cambodia, Kenya, Zambia, Beijing and Israel.

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

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A Poetry Collection for Isolated Times

Ripple Poetry

This collection is launching on facebook tomorrow!  I am delighted to be included in this work.  I have a collection launching in June and will share more details on that soon!

From the Red Room Company – website

What is a poet without an audience? What is a new book without hands to hold it up to the light? The outbreak of COVID-19 has meant the cancellation of live poetry events and writing festivals Australia wide, resulting in many poets and their publishers losing income and key opportunities to showcase new work, not to mention build readerships and celebrate the words beyond print.

To offer a little relief in response to this, Red Room Poetry and Oranges & Sardines Foundation have collaborated to create In Your Hands – a free digital collection featuring 80 poems by poets whose recent, current or forthcoming release has been directly affected by the current…

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