When you need a breath. Turn to art.
Today Dan Rather posted on his facebook page the following:
“[S]ometimes it’s important to step back from the din for a moment to gather one’s thoughts.”
“To summon up the plight of refugees, to force us to confront unsettling questions about who these people are and what they’ve endured, I share this powerful piece of art. It’s called “Home” by Warsan Shire, a Somali writer who emigrated to the United Kingdom at a young age.”
The poem can be found at this link.
Words can be powerful weapons. But not just of war. For peace. The Living Poetry Project is collecting poems to place on postcards for concerned citizens to use to contact their representatives about issues of concern. They plan a Poetry Party on March 4th 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm. The party will be at Beyond Baroque in Venice Beach California. Some will be able to hand make cards. If you are a poet or someone who may feel inspired by words to make a difference, information on how to submit and details for the event can be found here.