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MAMA, Goddess of All Times, An Eulogy to Mother (Part 2), a lyric essay by Zimbabwean Poet in Exile, Mbizo Chirasha — Jamie Dedes’ THE POET BY DAY Webzine 12.05.2020 21:53:11

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“In all her doings my mother influenced me to have endurance, dedication, resistance, faith and resilience.” Mbizo Chirasha Our village rondavels sat on the peripheral fringes of Dayataya, that elephantine mountain of home. It cracked with a fervent babyish glee every promising dawn. Birds sang soprano and black baboons yelped baritone. The chatter... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

MAMA, Goddess of All Times, An Eulogy to Mother by Zimbabwean Poet in Exile, Mbizo Chirasha — Jamie Dedes’ THE POET BY DAY Webzine 10.05.2020 16:51:07

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“In all her doings my mother influenced me to have endurance, dedication, resistance, faith and resilience.” Mbizo Chirasha Recently, Zimbabwean poet, Mbizo Chirasha, lost his mom. Knowing that his sense of loss and grief is compounded by the fact of his exile and an inability therefor to be with her in her last days and […] […]... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

Final Call for Submissions to “The BeZine” June 2020 issue themed “SustainABILITY” 08.05.2020 09:01:23

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  THE BeZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS SustainABILITY Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Justice, Climate Change … Call for submissions of feature articles, fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art and photography, music videos, and documentary videos on diverse environmental topics including but not limited to: degradation, protect... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

owl medicine 02.04.2018 05:04:37

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Originally posted on Gretchen Del Rio's Art Blog: watercolor aceo 2018 ‘A warrior’s strength is measured by the size of her heart. She is respectfully humble. She will stand with honor. She will fight with love. In the face of adversity and for the on... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

ra 04.09.2019 01:39:42

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Originally posted on Gretchen Del Rio's Art Blog: Worshipping the Sun.... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

Autumn milkweed 21.06.2018 09:01:59

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When I die, bury my body amid a pile of leaves, then go home. Plant clematis vines along fences, fill the rest of your yard with only native flowers that will desire compost— tend them lovingly, as though you had cared for me. —Michael Dickel ©2007 This poem is in the forthcoming collection of Michael…... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

Unite with Might Event, Aug. 11-12 11.08.2018 09:01:20

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It is tempting to fall into silence when confronted with people whose attitudes and choices are so much different than your own.  For example, we know that Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler, leaders of the alt-right movement, are planning to have another rally and march, similar to the one they had at Charlottesville where Heather…... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

sensei 29.10.2018 23:54:57

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Originally posted on Gretchen Del Rio's Art Blog: watercolor 10/2018 O’ Great Spirit help me always to speak the truth quietly, to listen with an open mind when others speak and to remember the peace that may be found in silence. ………Cherokee Prayer ? I love coyotes. ... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

Please Support 100,000 Poets (and friends) for Change 17.02.2019 19:09:48

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Let’s make sure we can keep on keeping on … Cofounder Michael Rothenberg, is celebrating his birthday by asking for donations to 100 Thousand Poets for Change. He’s chosen this nonprofit…Continue Reading $58 raised of $500 at the time of this posting. 100 Thousand Poets for Change US 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

An interview with activist Kelly Hanna-Wayne, “Putting the ‘Active’ in Activist” 17.08.2019 17:40:31

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“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”  Elie Wiesel Toward the end of June this year I was introduced to Kella Hanna-Wayne’s (Yopp) work via a Facebook link shared by my colleague here at The BeZine, Contributing Editor Michael…... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

December poems ~ “Look to the Light” (Hanukkah), “The Magnificat” (Advent and Christmas) & Mevlûd-i Peygamberi (the Birth of the Prophet) 21.12.2019 09:01:46

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Look to the light, the light in the window, The simple lit candles that shimmer and shine. The message is clear as simple lit candles, The passion for freedom is yours and is mine. – Rabbi Dan Grossman December is a month rich in the holy days of the Abrahamic traditions. Jews celebrate Hanukkah, a commemoration of the […]... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

Could You Please, Just, Cease to Be? 01.02.2020 09:01:37

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For a long time, I didn’t know what those striped areas were for. They provide wheelchair users the space necessary to lower their ramp or lift out of their car so they can get in and out. I also learned that many people who are unaware of their purpose, block these areas, thereby preventing the […]... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

Environmental Justice ~ Netted Turtles, Suffocating Whales, The Ocean Needs Help ~ 25.01.2020 09:01:47

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Netted turtles suffocating whales, fettered fish, life in the seas, no more some fishermen’s tales, or of pirate ships with towering sails, is now filled with plastic tin can waste – Smoky dust hangs everywhere, frightened birds restlessly seek air, all clean, one large falcon fell, and brought a 737 down to land, real flier […]... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

“Partnering With Nature” Exhibition To Be Presented at the World Economic Forum’s 2020 Annual Meeting 19.01.2020 02:00:41

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Department of Seaweed: Living Archive, 2018–ongoing; Julia Lohmann (German, b. 1977), Violaine Buet (French, b. 1977) and Jon Lister (New Zealander, b. 1977); Seaweed and rattan; Dimensions variable; Photo: Pierre-Yves Dinasquet, Department of Seaweed. Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has announced that a special exhibition, “Partnering wit... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

ELDER POWER: Growing Strong in Broken Places 12.02.2020 09:01:23

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“Authors, like coins, grow dear as they grow old; It is the rust we value, not the gold.” – Alexander Pope I come to this place of Elder Power through a cascade of chronic catastrophic illnesses and disabilities, which – like life – are ultimately fatal.  Some have encouraged me to write from a clinical […]... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

Windows 11.02.2020 15:40:52

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Nothing but “I can’t I can’t I can’t” is sounding in my head. My best friend has her hand on my knee. She’s carefully offering me solutions to try to get me out of this trap. I say no to every single one. I know it looks like I don’t want to find a way […]... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

empathy 27.03.2020 01:07:12

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Originally posted on Gretchen Del Rio's Art Blog: watercolor I just received the following information from my son Ben who is working on the front lines in a Massachusetts ER. It contains guidelines to stay uninfected by the virus and it goes way beyond anything I h... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

Climate Affairs ~ Cloud’s Care and Concern 31.03.2020 09:01:38

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Clouds gather in the sky some are dark some light up high here they come rumbling wonder why they are grumbling? raising a storm, hue and cry!                                                     Clouds gather […]... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

CELEBRATING MOTHERS EVERYWHERE: A Special Mini Edition of The BeZine 12.05.2019 05:38:11

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“My mother: She is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” Judi Picoult Dedicated  to moms everywhere and in every time I live in the United States where we traditionally celebrate Mothers’ Day in May, but the acknowledgment of mothers, mothering,…... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

Freely Accessible Sound-Cloud Playlist for 100TPC Read a Poem to a Child Week Initiative, courtesy Michael Dickel and Randy Thomas 27.08.2019 02:04:46

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READ A POEM TO A CHILD WEEK Sep 23 at 12 PM – Sep 28 at 11 PM EDT August 26, 2019: THANKS to Michael Dickel (Meta/ Phor(e) /Play) for putting together this post for us on behalf of The BeZine  and for his interview of Randy Thomas. This post was originally done for last…... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

The Honeymoon’s Over, a poem by John Anstie 23.09.2019 09:01:09

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Spring’s promise of high summerhas passed, the lush greens gone,and now less vibrant. Parched.Stale somehow. Disappointing. The promise so much sweeterthan reality; the heady warmth;sun filled days and mirage hazethe balmy heat, hot naked nights. We should enjoy this time, by rightsbut if it brings us closer to the fall;the Autumn of our life, if [... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

This is not a poem by Anthony Anaxagorou 29.11.2018 09:17:51

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Originally posted on I am not a silent poet: This is not a poem and I am not a poet  …… when I’m unable to find a better way of saying that in 2012 48 people in Great Britain were killed by guns and 120 women killed by the ... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

SPOON JACKSON, imprisioned for 41 years for a crime he committed at 19 is still writing poetry and now asking for help to get commutation 15.10.2018 03:06:04

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Originally posted on THE POET BY DAY: c Spoon Jackson “We make our world with words! No one knows this truth better than the Poet, the wordsmith crafting... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

The December issue of “The BeZine” will be published later today … 15.12.2019 15:38:07

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“The BeZine” will be published today as scheduled, but probably rather late in the day. We’ve been running a bit behind, but what a delight in a world gone mad to encounter all the wisdom and compassion in the hearts of our contributors. I get to spend the day with these beautiful souls. “There is […]... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

TIME OF THE POET JOURNAL : Of Wretched Slogan Vagabonds and Political Hoodlums!! — The Wombwell Rainbow 19.12.2019 11:19:43

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Thank you, Mbizo Chirasha, for making Jamie Dedes, Managing Editor, of “The BeZine” the featured profile of the year and for including the work of so many of our Zine friends and other worthy poets who pound the keyboard for peace, justice, and human rights including Anjum Wasim Dar and Michael Dickel, Contributing Editor to”The [... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

Illness ~ Suffering Surgery Surrender 05.02.2020 18:18:58

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Anum Wasim Dar writes about a miscarriage and surgery in The BeZine blog, which is dedicated to illness and disability for February 2020.... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

Pugliese 06.02.2020 15:52:00

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(poo-glee-ay-zee) my grief in listening to music that I cannot dance to is just the feeling of my heart leaving my body as it soars across the dance floor begging my feet to follow it is the same pleasurable agony of missing the one you love, my brain places each step and says oh! wouldn’t […]... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

Neurological 07.02.2020 17:42:46

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You’ve Become Neurological What a fetish we have for being in balance, for homeostasis in a golden mean, drone balancing the books of life. Scales, balance, dead weights. This dubious insistence upon equalities kicks out the untoward: albinos frozen in their pale, stammerers and limpers struggling with impatient eyes looking on. Like they’ve ... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

loves fiercely 10.03.2020 23:23:53

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Originally posted on Gretchen Del Rio's Art Blog: watercolor 2/2020 O’ Great Spirit help me always to speak the truth quietly, and to remember the peace that may be found in silence. ……..Cherokee Prayer purchase this painting... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

Environmental Justice ~ Poseidon’s Plea 14.03.2020 03:13:34

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  Oceans are one of the many miracles of the Creator as the Earth itself is. The water holds itself yet moves, full of life, rebirth and deaths and fathoms of fluid space, stable for all ships and boats, salty roadways, for travelers transport and sport. / Anjum Wasim Dar O’ Poseidon bestowed with the […]... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

desert walker 28.07.2019 04:05:00

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Originally posted on Gretchen Del Rio's Art Blog: watercolor 7/2019 ‘Wash yourself of yourself A white flower grows in the stillness’     …….rumi purchase this painting... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

Resistance is NOT Futile 23.03.2019 23:39:51

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Originally posted on Writing Between the Lines: ? All the stars and planets were aligned…Just after the election I had a birthday, which I share with my binary brother, Lewis.  In sixty years, we’ve never spent a birthday apart.  Like so many of ... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

sister of the moon 18.04.2019 07:11:53

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Originally posted on Gretchen Del Rio's Art Blog: watercolor aceo 4/2018 ‘Mother Earth, from you and to you all life flows nourishing us with all hat yor are. We are all family. We are all children of the Great Goddess of the Earth Mother. As you thri... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

Eco-Tourism and Jungle Law 04.09.2019 09:01:20

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We were grateful for bug screens on our trip to the Amazon, but the natural world often defies human-made barriers. For instance, we shared The Hammock Room at the Research Center with a tarantula. He wasn’t as interested in us as we were in him. It was a reminder to shake out our shoes each…... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

Two by Linda Chown 01.10.2019 09:01:23

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“Those trains brought me to Hemingway’s World War I minimalist opus “In Our Time.” His broken shapes and no words for them. It got all still as our train stopped. I found myself bleakly staring at eternity unbound.” Linda Chown The Big Burn-Out In Deusto those burnt out train husks ETA exploded black in a […]... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

Weaponizing Fire — Dreaming the World 14.01.2020 02:21:56

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Ah, Monday. Yesterday was record warm and windy; Saturday was just record warm. Today is seasonably cool and dark, thick cloud blocking much of January’s wan sunlight. The weekend was not just record warm. In much of New England temperatures were six or seven degrees above the old records for the date. This, probably inevitably, […] […]... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

eat, pray, love 03.01.2020 01:45:23

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Originally posted on Gretchen Del Rio's Art Blog: watercolor aceo 10/2015 ‘May the warm winds of Heaven blow softly upon your house. May the Great Spirit bless all who enter there. May your moccasins make happy tracks in many snows, and may the rainbow alw... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

Happy International Women’s Day from The Zine Team and a poem for the occasion 08.03.2020 16:07:49

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I Read a Poem Today I read a poem today and decided I must deed it to some lost, lonely fatherless child… to embrace her along her stone path, invoke sanity I want to tell her: don’t sell out your dearest dreams or buy the social OS Instead, let the poem play you like a […]... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

Waiting for God, Oh Happy Days 09.04.2020 09:01:52

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John Anstie’s poem, “ Waiting for God, Oh Happy Days,” rushes through life while waiting—for God(ot) or Happy Days. And then…pandemic. On The BeZine Blog, April theme: International Poetry Month-Pandemic.... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com

In the Time of COVID – 19: A Few Uplifting Words From My Cousin Dan . . . 21.03.2020 15:12:33

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“Remember that each day is an opportunity given to us by God.” Fr. Dan “Thank you Fr. Dan for reminding us.” The students at Holy Ghost Prep  Cousin Dan’s students at Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Pennsylvania asked him to do a video and this is the result. It has been making the rounds on […]... mehr auf intothebardo.wordpress.com