Day 6 of 30 Days of Poetry, Jazz & Earth Day Awareness: Celebrating the sacred jazz of Alice Coltrane and poetry of Alice Dunbar Nelson

Spiritual Teacher and Jazz Musician Alice Coltrane
Poet Alice Dunbar Nelson

Greetings,

Yesterday, I recorded an audio blog celebrating the sacred jazz music of Alice Coltrane and a new poetry anthology called Black Nature which 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,

Ananda

Celebrating Black Nature, the first-ever anthology of nature writing by African-American poets

Here is a great video that promotes Earth awareness and poetry.  It features the March 19th Symposium on the First Anthology of Nature Writing by African-American Poets.  It celebrates Black Nature, the first-ever anthology of nature writing by African-American poets.  It was edited by poet and Professor Camille Dungy. Dungy teaches at San Francisco State University. It is long! So get ready for a wonderful juicy experience! Enjoy!

What do you think about nature?