Thursday, July 29

Tag: poetry

Listen to the “Blood of the World”

“Poetry is Van Gogh’s ear echoing with all the blood of the world.” Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, Poetry as Insurgent Art This is the best description of poetry and art I think I’ve ever seen. May we always be listening. Listening to the blood of the world is poetry we can only write with God’s inspiration.

Joy … in ancestral memory

"The past could be jettisoned ... but the seeds got carried." Joan Dideon, Where I Was From out of the womb of Time they slidepeasants and kings, artisans and queensmurders, warriors, healers, peacemakersthe mothers and grandmotherson whose shoulders we stand they are with us, their spirits sensedthough unseentheir hearts are in our mouthsas they guard and guide feet rooted in the mud of Earthwe drink the wine, eat the rootsand sing the songs we inheritedtheir sayings are our sayingstheir voices are our voicescarried on breezeslike the music of cathedral bellslike the call of the muezzinthey chime and summonthey sum what came before from their gnosiswhispered in the ear of silencewe learn: we are nameless but not lostwe too shall echoshall be the shouldersshal...