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What are poets for?


http://www.hevanet.com/windfall/wf4/wf4afterword.pdf
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That is a good word and it strikes a nerve: to "unconseal."

Tere
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And you, Libra, perhaps have given me the much needed respite from Epiphany. Where I sit to write is the window where the two hummingbirds and oriole pair come to feed, and the numerous woodpecker species and tiny colorful songbirds. And there are the 3 houses for annually returning wrens who have just recently taught their second seasonal group of offspring how to fly. I've not written of them.

Another challenge but something to cleanse my palate of poems not yet succeeding.

Thank you.

Liz
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Nature poetry fits right in at the Audubon Zoo

Look carefully on your next visit to the Audubon Zoo, and you’ll discover poetry scattered from the old zoo entry all the way to the Louisiana Swamp. The poems and excerpts are small treasures to make you pause for a moment and consider the beauty of nature.

Some, like Emily Dickinson’s Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, you’ll recognize. Others, you may not. This one-line gem by Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet hangs on two gently-curving signs below the limb of a live oak near the African Savannah: My heart on a swing touched the sky.

. . .

You’ll find poems on banners, on the ceiling of a gazebo, and on logs in the Louisiana Swamp. An excerpt from Kay Ryan’s poem “Flamingo Watching” is etched on the glass in front of the flamingo exhibit, and one from Frank O’Hara’s “A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island” is sandblasted into the concrete perimeter of the Butterfly Garden, giving the words a pebbly texture.


To read the whole article:

http://www.nola.com/living/index.ssf/2011/07/nature_poetry_fits_right_in_at.html
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More than beautiful, Katfriend.

My husband and I used to try to find every butterfly house on every travel we made across the country, any trip short or distanced. I am not capable of walking into a butterfly house while still keeping my breath; I always know in those first few humid almost silent almost motionless moments, even with children there, that I have entered the presence of God.

and somehow this, voice rough with tears, does seem appropriate, but apologies to anyone who disagrees or is offended:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brWmS8As9Wk&feature=fvwrel

Bless you for this post.

Liz, in stillness looking for any butterlies attached before exiting the house

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Very, very nice, Liz.

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Kat, I am not even 50 miles vfrom the Audobon Zoo in N.O. Never been there. Now I need to get there.

Tere
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