Tag: The Bardo Group Beguines

Joy in 100,000 Poets/Artists/Musicians/Friends for Change: Peace, Sustainability and Social Justice

Joy in 100,000 Poets/Artists/Musicians/Friends for Change: Peace, Sustainability and Social Justice

activism, Joy
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” Elie Wiesel In 2011, The Bardo Group Beguines (The BeZine and Beguine Again) collected poems and other works that addressed the need for, the desire for, and prospective paths toward peace. We were inspired by a global movement that was founded by poets Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion called 100,000 Poets for Change. The following year we connected with that global movement and hosted a virtual 100,000 Poets for Change so that folks from anywhere in the world could participate in this extraordinary event online even if they were homebound or if there
The BeZine, 100,000 Poets (and others) for Change, Facebook Discussion Page

The BeZine, 100,000 Poets (and others) for Change, Facebook Discussion Page

Joy, The BeZine
Joy is the satisfaction of sharing solutions. Join us at Our Zine 100TPC Facebook discussion page. It's unique: 2018 NEWS & GUIDELINES FOR POSTING ON THE DISCUSSION PAGE: We're especially interested in filling a gap by collecting info on practical initiatives - ideas for taking action - from anywhere in the world, "best practices" so to speak that foster peace, sustainability and social justice, especially those that might be picked up and implemented elsewhere. Examples from the past include the churches that open their parking lots at night to the homeless, the barber who uses his days off to give homeless people haircuts or the group that put out clothing for people to take if needed. Other information: FOR WRITE-UPS ON SPIRITUAL PRACTICE for Beguine Again beguineag...

the smell of wood, the scorch of fire

Environment
this rough-barked sequoia stump, sitting in majesty in its coastal home, victim of wildfire, burned down to its gnarly roots, its nicks, holes and char, eons of scars, life seemingly cut off, goddess snake alive inside the concentric circles, the smell of wood and scorch of fire, at the verge of our infinity, in its truth ~ pristine rugged pulsing haunted by the geometry of limbs, the calculus of green, the algebraic eloquence of a world within a world  ~ So present. So essential. So primal. it sings to itself in the marrow of our bones - Jamie Dedes WRITING PROMPT In preparation for The BeZine 100,000 Poets (and Friends) for Change Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 Theme: Environment/Environmental Justice This poem was originally written in 2014 for Wilderness Week. There wer