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World Poetry Day, ecologically.

March 21, 2013

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Whether spoken or written, poetry has power.

Emotional, physical, spiritual.

             Personal, isolating, encompassing.

                              Infuriating, inciting, uplifting.

                                               Dividing, conquering. 

Poetry and the environment, it’s a match made in heaven and created on earth. A quick  google search will give you links a-plenty to ecological and environmetal poetry.

I’m more a romantic,  I want to imagine when poets flopped under oak trees to describe their precious surroundings. I want to read the hauntingly beautiful but sparse Japanese Haiku. I love to read about my Australian outback, although I rarely visit.

I’m sheltered about the destruction that may be happening in our world, but today is World Poetry Day  and I’m going to read, watch and try to understand a little more poetry, ecologically.

Helen

What poems stir you environmental and ecological heart? Join our twiter chat on 26 March starting at 8.00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time. 9.00pm New Zealand Daylight Time, 6.00pm Singapore Standard Time, 12.00 noon Central European Summer Time. Note : this is a staggered start to the discussion.

Use the tags #ecoread and #rwpchat as you discuss the reading, watching playing that is your experience of ecoread, so others can join in the conversation too

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