National Poetry Month 2010 was amazing! My 30 Days of Poetry, Jazz, and Earth Day Awareness celebration gave me a chance to rediscover some of my favorite poets and poems. I also discovered new poets and poems. I had big fun recording my audio blogs and posting them on Cinchcast, Twitter, and Facebook each day. Just in case you missed listening to them, I have included a list of links for the period of April 24 to April 30 below. Enjoy!
Links for my audio blogs with poetry for April 24 to April 30:
It’s day 9 0f my 30 Days! So today I started my morning with yoga, meditation, and poetry by Sufi poet Rumi. Click on the Cinchcast audio blog to hear me read one of Rumi’s poetry about love and art. I also read my poem “Loving You” from my new book That Which Awakens Me.
Do you have a six-word memoir for today? Here’s mine: Poetry. Jazz. Earth. Listen. Dance. Heal.
Enjoy your weekend!
Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude for Rumi’s love of poetry,
It’s day 8 0f my online campaign “30 Days of Poetry, Jazz, and Earth Day Awareness.” It’s turning into quite a journey. I am falling back in love with many of my favorite poets, jazz singers and musicians, and green living tips. I am also using this 30 day process to deepen my yoga and physical fitness practice.
After I ate breakfast this morning, I recorded an audio blog featuring an excerpt from Poetic Medicine. I also read a Navaho blessing poem and my poem “Poetry Thursday” from That Which Awakens Me. Click on the Cinchcast button below to listen to my blog.
Do you think poetry is a natural medicine for the soul?
Here’s my six-word memoir for today: Poetry. Jazz. Earth. Phrases dance naturally. Please share yours in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day!
Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude for the healing power of poetry,
Today, I listened to some of jazz singer Billie Holiday’s greatest hits while I practiced yoga. What a sweet jazzy treat! Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” led me to a book of poety by Dr. Maya Angelou. I read Angelou”s poem “Africa” during breakfast. Click on the Cinchcast audio blog below to hear me read Dr. Angelou’s poem. I also share my poem “Luxor, Egypt” which is included in my new book That Which Awakens Me.
What does Billie Holiday’s music remind you of?
Have you ever traveled to Africa or visited a museum with African art?
Do you have a six-word memoir for today? Mine is: Poetry. Jazz. Earth. Meditation. Melodies. Mysteries.
Read a poem, listen to some jazz, and find one way to honor Mother Earth. Enjoy your day!
Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude for the wise woman Dr. Maya Angelou,
Yesterday, I recorded an audio blog celebrating the sacred jazz music of Alice Coltrane and a new poetry anthology called Black Naturewhich features the poetry of Alice Dunbar Nelson. I read Dunbar’s poem “April Is On The Way” and my poem “The Word Green” from my new book That Which Awakens Me. Click on the Cinchcast blog below to hear my reflections. Enjoy!
What does the month of April remind you of?
Here’s my six-word memoir from yesterday: Poetry. Jazz. Earth. Metaphors. Improvisation. Nature.
Do you have a six-word memoir to share?
Read a poem, listen to some jazz, and choose one way to honor Mother Earth! Enjoy your week!
Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude for nature poetry and sacred jazz,
This morning I went walking … speed walking. During my walk, I thought about the sacrifices Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made for so many of us. When I returned from my walk, I read Nikki Giovanni’s poem “The Funeral of Martin Luther King Jr.” Giovanni wrote the poem on April 9, 1968. Click on the Cinchcast audio blog to hear me read the poem. I also read my poem “The Word” from my new book That Which Awakens Me: A Creative Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery.
What is your favorite word?
Here are six of my favorite words: Poetry. Jazz. Earth. Soul stories unfold.
Enjoy your day and week!
Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude for Dr. King and his teachings on love,