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100K Poets Making A Difference left a comment for Passion of the Poets
"Figured it out. Thanks for the tip.... Here's one from the 2014 Pulitzer poet Vijay Seshadri..."
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"Jazz Fan Looks Back" by Jayne Cortez
Poet Jayne Cortez I crisscrossed with Monk Wailed with Bud Counted every star with Stitt Sang "Don't Blame Me" with Sarah Wore a flower like Billie Screamed in the range of Dinah & scatted "How High the Moon" with Ella Fitzgerald as she blew roof of…
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"Love after Love" by Derek Walcott
The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other's welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give brea…
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"I agree totally.  Technology led us to the atomic bomb and we forgot about what was best for human nature.  The creative mind must examine the outcome of its inventions.  Greed often overshadows right thinking.  Regardless of financial gain, we shou…"


Creativity and change are very much like twins: they each by their nature rearrange the present moment into something new. 

Earlier this year when contemplating the different possible directions Creative Thinkers International might take, something interesting was brought to my attention. Different bloggers, readers, and journalists had started to share a specific quote from The River of Winged Dreams. It was this one:

The death of a dream can…

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The Poet and the President

Nelson Mandela reciting poet Ingrid Yonker's The Child is Not Dead. (Originally uploaded by ajdgroot on Feb 6, 2011 Audio © IDTV Film.)

It has become commonplace to describe the South African poet Ingrid Yonker (Sept 19, 1933 – July 19, 1965) as her…

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In the sky there is nobody asleep. Nobody, nobody. Nobody is asleep. The creatures of the moon sniff and prowl about their cabins. The living iguanas will come and bite the men who do not dream, and the man who rushes out with his spirit broken will meet on the street corner the unbelievable alligator quiet beneath the tender protest of the stars. Nobody is asleep on earth. Nobody, nobody. Nobody is asleep. In a graveyard far off there is a corpse…

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"That Blue Seclusion" by Erroll Miller

(artwork La Civilizacion Tarasa by Diego Rivera) That blue seclusion between here & there, like lately I am only semi-shy, slightly Beat, slightly bent, not rose-cheeked, a little chaos, my life, face, arms, legs, plus a few pictures from Bill's Dollar Store. Horace the Hired Hand, his ass has shrunk tremendously, hair gone, damn this, damn that, here, in this poem, needing a good night's sleep the wife says. Then I arose at daybreak old as…

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